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R. J o h n G arsi d e, A P , E dit or-i n- C hi ef
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e v er al w e e ks h a d p ass e d b y si n c e m y first visit t o t h e is l a n d c ott a g e, a n d it w as n o w t h e e n d of J u n e, a n d I w as
e nj o yi n g t h e first d a ys of m y s u m m er h oli d a ys. T h e s u n
w as s hi ni n g t his p arti c ul ar d a y a n d t h e s u n's r a ys c ast a w ar m
gl o w o n t h e s a n d i nsi d e m y r e c e ntl y b uilt s a n d b o x. O n c e
a g ai n, t o t h e a m us e m e nt of m y p ar e nts, I w as f o c us e d n ot o n
m y t o ys i n t h e s a n d b o x, b ut o n t h e a nts t h at h a d t a k e n u p r esi d e n c e t h er e. I w as f as ci n at e d wit h t h eir a cti viti es a n d c ar ef ull y
w o ul d f oll o w t h eir m o v e m e nts f or h o urs o n e n d. M y m ot h er
oft e n s ai d, " T h at s a n d b o x w as t h e b est i n v est m e nt w e e v er
m a d e. " It k e pt m e e nt ert ai n e d f or h o urs o n e n d a n d b e c a us e
it w as j ust o utsi d e t h e kit c h e n wi n d o w, I c o ul d b e w at c h e d as
w ell. I n t h os e d a ys o ur h o m e di d n ot h a v e a f e n c e d i n y ar d s o
a n y c hil dr e n pl a yi n g o utsi d e h a d t o b e c ar ef ul a n d n ot w a n d er
t o o f ar a w a y a n d t h e s a n d b o x f or m e w as t h e p erf e ct sit e f or all
of m y a d v e nt ur es a n d ot h er p urs uits.
S o s o m eti m e l at er i n t h e aft er n o o n t h at d a y, j ust aft er
l u n c h I t hi n k it w as, t h e s u bj e ct of t h e c ott a g e w as br o u g ht
u p. I w as all e ars as t his w as a v er y m a gi c al pl a c e a n d y o u
h a d t o t a k e a b o at t o g et t h er e! It s e e m e d t h at m y a u nt a n d
u n cl e w o ul d o n c e a g ai n b e g oi n g u p t h er e a n d t his ti m e I
w o ul d b e g oi n g al o n g t o o. B ut t his ti m e m y p ar e nts w o ul d
b e st a yi n g h o m e. I d o n't r e m e m b er w h y t his w as t h e c as e,
b ut I w as d eli g ht e d t o b e i n cl u d e d i n t his n e xt tri p.
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S o j ust a f e w d a ys l at er, m y m ot h er p a c k e d a v er y s m all
s uit c as e f or m e a n d m a d e m e pr o mis e t h at I w o ul d b e a g o o d
b o y w hil e I w as a w a y. I ass ur e d h er t h at I w o ul d b e v er y
g o o d a n d b e g a n t o t hi n k of all t h e w o n d erf ul t hi n gs t h at j ust
mi g ht h a p p e n at t h e n e w c ott a g e l o c at e d o n R o b ert's Isl a n d
j ust o utsi d e of H o n e y H ar b o ur o n G e or gi a n B a y.
T h e n t o m y s ur pris e, e arl y o n Fri d a y m or ni n g, m y u n cl e's t ur q u ois e 1 9 5 5 F or d a p p e ar e d at o ur h o m e a n d t h er e
i n t h e c ar s at b ot h m y a u nt a n d m y u n cl e. " T h e y'r e h er e! "
a n n o u n c e d m y m ot h er a n d s o o n I w as l e d o ut t o t h e c ar
wit h m y s m all s uit c as e a n d of c o urs e m y n e wl y a c q uir e d
lif e j a c k et. I w as v er y pr o u d of t his n e w it e m a n d h a d w or n
it a b o ut t h e h o us e f or s e v er al d a ys j ust t o g et us e d t o it. It
w as v er y bri g ht or a n g e a n d I h a d n o w a c c o m plis h e d t h e
r at h er c o m pli c at e d t as k of n ot o nl y p utti n g it o n, b ut als o
of pr o p erl y d oi n g it u p!
M y a u nt b y t his ti m e w as o ut of t h e c ar a n d h el p e d m e
pl a c e m y it e ms i nt o t h e b a c k s e at. Tur ni n g t o m y p ar e nts,
s h e wis h e d t h e m l u c k a n d t o e nj o y t h e ms el v es. M e a n w hil e,
m y u n cl e h a d c all e d o ut t o m e t o j oi n hi m i n t h e fr o nt s e at!
T his w as v er y g o o d n e ws as I k n e w fr o m m y l ast tri p t h at
t h os e w h o s at i n t h e fr o nt s e at, c ert ai nl y h a d t h e b est vi e w. I
s ai d g o o d b y e t o m y p ar e nts a n d s o o n all t hr e e of us w er e off.
T h e dri v e u p w as m ost i nt er esti n g as t h er e w er e l ots of
f ar ms a n d ot h er s m all t o w ns t o p ass t hr o u g h. Aft er a b o ut
t w o h o urs of dri vi n g, w e e nt er e d t h e s m all t o w n of C ol dw at er. M y u n cl e w as t al ki n g a b o ut t h e l at est pr oj e ct, a n d



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting May 2018

At the Helm: Sit down to read the paper
Special Event: View To A Thrill - 2018 Melges 24 Worlds Preview
Travel Destination: Lake Simcoe and The Trent Severn
Club Profile: Mixing it up at the Newport Yacht Club
The Port Hole: May 2018
Power Review: Scarab 255 Open
Sail Review: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440
DIY/Tech: SmartPlug
Crossing the Line: The 60-Year-Old Bird
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Welcome
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Cover2
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 3
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - At the Helm: Sit down to read the paper
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 5
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Special Event: View To A Thrill - 2018 Melges 24 Worlds Preview
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 7
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 8
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 9
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 10
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 11
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Travel Destination: Lake Simcoe and The Trent Severn
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 13
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 14
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 15
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 16
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 17
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Club Profile: Mixing it up at the Newport Yacht Club
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Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 26
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - The Port Hole: May 2018
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Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 39
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Power Review: Scarab 255 Open
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Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 42
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 43
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 44
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 45
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Sail Review: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440
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Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 48
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 49
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - DIY/Tech: SmartPlug
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Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Crossing the Line: The 60-Year-Old Bird
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Cover3
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Cover4
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