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h o w t h e n e w cri bs g ot o v er t h er e. H e r e pli e d, "I b uilt t h e m
o v er t h e l ast f e w w e e ks a n d t h at is w h y t h e p e o pl e at t h e
l u m b er st or e k n o w m e s o w ell. " H e w e nt o n t o e x pl ai n
t h at t h e w o o d h a d b e e n or d er e d a n d d eli v er e d a b o ut t hr e e
w e e ks a g o a n d h e a n d m y a u nt h a d b e e n v er y b us y m o vi n g
t h e l ar g e b e a ms fr o m t h e d o c k t o t h e w or k sit e o n t h e f ar
si d e of t h e b a y. "It w as v er y h ar d w or k, b ut w e m a n a g e d d o
it. " h e s ai d wit h gr e at s atisf a cti o n.
M e a n w hil e m y a u nt h a d g ott e n o ut of t h e b o at a n d w e
p ass e d u p t h e v ari o us it e ms w e h a d p a c k e d a n d br o u g ht
al o n g wit h us, i n cl u di n g m y v er y s m all s uit c as e. M y u n cl e
t h e n lift e d m e u p t o t h e d o c k's e d g e a n d I s cr a m bl e d u p
o nt o t h e d o c k, a n d l o o k e d ar o u n d. Ot h er t h a n t h e n e w
cri bs i n t h e w at er e v er yt hi n g l o o k e d v er y m u c h t h e s a m e as
t h e l ast ti m e, s o I f elt v er y m u c h at h o m e. T h e n I h el p e d
c arr y u p t h e v ari o us it e ms t o t h e c ott a g e.
H o w e v er, t h e c ott a g e w as n o l o n g er t h e s a m e. T h e first
t hi n g I n oti c e d w as t h e n e w c urt ai ns o n t h e kit c h e n wi nd o ws a n d o n c e w e w er e i nsi d e, I f o u n d o ut t h er e w er e
s e v er al b e ds a n d t h e kit c h e n e v e n h a d a c oll e cti o n of n e w
dis h es! L o o ki n g at all of t h es e n e w t hi n gs r e mi n d e d m e
of t h e t w o f o x h e a ds t h at li v e d o v er t h e fir e pl a c e m a nt el.
I w al k e d i nt o t h e li vi n g r o o m a n d w as v er y pl e as e d t o s e e
t h at t h e y w er e b ot h still t h er e, b ut t ur ni n g t o m y ri g ht, I
s u d d e nl y s a w t h at all t h e pr ett y bl u e a n d r e d e q u estri a n
ri b b o ns w er e g o n e! S o I as k e d m y a u nt w h at h a p p e n e d t o
t h e m, a n d w h er e di d t h e y all g o ? " We g at h er e d t h e m all
u p, al o n g wit h t h e pi ct ur es a n d g a v e t h e m b a c k t o t h e o w n ers " s h e e x pl ai n e d. " T h e y w er e d eli g ht e d t o g et t h e m, as
t h e y t h o u g ht t h e y w o ul d n e v er s e e t h e m a g ai n. " S o I w as a
bit s a d n ot t o s e e t h e ri b b o ns a g ai n, b ut r e ali z e d t h at t h e y
w er e n o w b a c k wit h t h eir r e al o w n ers, s o t h at w as a g o o d
t hi n g.
N e xt m or ni n g I w as u p bri g ht a n d e arl y a n d s o w er e m y
a u nt a n d u n cl e. T h e s u n w as s hi ni n g a n d t h e s k y w as v er y
bl u e a n d j ust t o t h e n ort h t h er e w er e a f e w v er y w hit e a n d
fl uff y cl o u ds. " L o o ks li k e w e'll h a v e p erf e ct w e at h er f or t h e
tri p. " m y a u nt s ai d as s h e w as w as hi n g t h e br e a kf ast dis h es.
I w as dr yi n g t h e n e w dis h es, a n d w as b ei n g v er y c ar ef ul, s o
o n h e ari n g t his I as k e d, " Ar e w e g oi n g o n a tri p ? ".
" Yes " m y u n cl e r e pli e d, "j ust y o u a n d m e. " H e ari n g t his,
I w as v er y c uri o us, a n d as k e d if t h at w o ul d i n v ol v e t h e "lit tl e r e d b o at. " M y u n cl e s mil e d a n d s ai d, " Yes, a n d w e h a d
b ett er b e o n o ur w a y as t h e y will s o o n b e h er e. " S o I fi n is h e d dr yi n g t h e dis h es, a n d t h e n f oll o w e d m y u n cl e t o t h e
d o c k a n d w e b ot h g ot i nt o t h e "littl e r e d b o at ". I m a gi n e,
a n ot h er b o at ri d e f or m e a n d a p ossi bl e a d v e nt ur e t o o!
T H E P O RT H OL E

a n n o u n c e d t h at t h e fi n al f e w pi e c es w o ul d b e f o u n d h er e.
H e h a d b e e n v er y b us y o v er t h e l ast f e w w e e ks a n d h a d
st art e d t o b uil d a n e w d o c k, fr o m s cr at c h. S o j ust as w e
w er e a b o ut t o l e a v e t h e t o w n of C ol d w at er, h e t ur n e d l eft
i nt o t h e l o c al l u m b er y ar d. N o w I h a d n e v er s e e n a n yt hi n g
q uit e li k e t his. T h er e w er e l ar g e pil es of n e atl y c ut l u m b er, a n d st a c ks of ot h er t hi n gs t h at I di d n ot e v e n k n o w
w h at t h e y w er e. M y u n cl e p ar k e d his c ar, a n d all t hr e e of us
w al k e d o v er t o t h e s m all of fi c e a n d w e nt i nsi d e. M y u n cl e
o b vi o usl y h a d b e e n t h er e b ef or e as t h e y w el c o m e d hi m b y
n a m e a n d as k e d, " W h at c a n w e d o f or y o u t o d a y, Fr e d ? "
M y u n cl e s mil e d, a n d r e a c hi n g i nt o his s hirt p o c k et, h e
br o u g ht o ut a h a n d writt e n list of t hi n gs h e w a nt e d t o g et.
N o w m y u n cl e w as a sil v ers mit h a n d e n gr a v er b y tr a d e s o
his h a n d writi n g w as v er y b e a utif ul a n d v er y, v er y n e at. I r e c all t h at his list l o o k e d li k e it h a d b e e n t y p e d! H e e x pl ai n e d
i n d et ail w h at h e w a nt e d, r ef erri n g s e v er al ti m es t o his list.
T h e l u m b er st or e p ers o n m a d e l ots of n ot es a n d t h e n w e nt
o v er t o his a d di n g m a c hi n e, a n d b e g a n t o e nt er a l ot of
n u m b ers. H e c h e c k e d his a d diti o n s e v er al ti m es a n d t h e n
m e nti o n e d t h e pri c e t o m y u n cl e. " S o u n ds f air " m y u n cl e
r e pli e d a n d t h e n br o u g ht o ut t h e l ar g est n u m b er of b a n k
n ot es t h at I h a d e v er s e e n. Wit h t h e tr a ns a cti o n c o m pl et e d
s o m e s p e ci al n ot es w er e a d d e d t o t h e or d er a n d m u c h t o
m y s ur pris e w e d e p art e d. " B ut w e di d n't g et a n yt hi n g! " I
s ai d. M y a u nt a n d u n cl e s mil e d at m e a n d s ai d, " Wait u ntil
t o m orr o w, t h e n y o u'll s e e. " S o wit h t h at s ai d, I s at b a c k i n
m y s e at a n d w at c h e d t h e pr ett y s c e n er y g o b y.
A b o ut a n h o ur or s o l at er w e arri v e d i n H o n e y H ar b o ur,
a n d f o u n d o ur w a y t o t h e d o c k, w h er e t h e c ott a g e's "littl e
r e d b o at " w as ti e d u p a n d it j ust s e e m e d t o b e w aiti n g f or
us. S o o n w e w er e all i n t h e b o at, wit h m e a n d m y n e w lif e
j a c k et sitti n g i n t h e v er y fr o nt s e at. M y u n cl e b a c k e d a w a y
fr o m t h e d o c k a n d as w e m a d e o ur w a y o ut i nt o t h e m ai n
c h a n n el, I c o ul d n ot b eli e v e t h e n u m b er of ot h er b o ats t h at
w er e ar o u n d us. Diff er e nt c ol o urs a n d si z es a n d s o m e e v e n
s e e m e d t o h a v e s m all c a bi ns o n t h e m, l o o ki n g li k e a s ort of
fl o ati n g c ott a g e, I r e m e m b er t hi n ki n g at t h e ti m e.
We p ass e d t h e R o y al H ot el a n d t h e n m a d e o ur w a y w est
t o Bi g D o g C h a n n el a n d t h er e i n t h e dist a n c e s at t h e c ott a g e t h at I h a d visit e d f or t h e first ti m e j ust a f e w w e e ks a g o.
It c ert ai nl y l o o k e d q uit e pr ett y a n d gr a d u all y w e m a d e o ur
w a y a cr oss t h e b a y t o t h e c ott a g e's d o c k. M y u n cl e sl o w e d
t h e b o at d o w n a n d as h e w as m a ki n g a t ur n t o t h e ri g ht t o
arri v e at t h e d o c k, I s u d d e nl y n oti c e d t h at t h er e w as s o m e t hi n g v er y n e w i n t h e w at er off t o t h e l eft. T h er e s e e m e d
t o b e s e v er al s m all l o g c a bi ns fi o ati n g i n t h e w at er! O n c e
h e h a d d o c k e d t h e b o at m y u n cl e t ur n e d t o m e a n d p oi nt e d
o ut t h e n e w a d diti o ns. " T h os e ar e t h e n e w cri bs. " h e e x pl ai n e d, " a n d o n t h os e cri bs t h at is w h er e t h e n e w d o c k will
b e b uilt. "
As w e w er e still i n t h e b o at, h e p oi nt e d o ut t h e cri bs t h at
w er e ri g ht b esi d e us, a n d h o w t h e d e c k of t h e d o c k s at o n
t o p of t h e cri bs. I f o u n d it q uit e i nt er esti n g a n d t h e n as k e d

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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 - 25
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 26
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - The Port Hole: May 2018
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Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 38
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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