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DESTINATION

BAHAMAS
THERE AND BACK AGAIN
Pipe Creek, Exumas, Bahamas - DS III motoring: The clear colourful shallow waters of Pipe Creek in the Exuma Island group in the
Bahamas look like blue ribbons. The Shards motor their variable-draft Southerly 480, Distant Shores III, through the shallows.

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Story and photos | Sheryl and Paul Shard
FOREWORD: We all need a dream!
For many people, the white sand,
brilliant sun and blue waters of the
Caribbean are the image of paradise
that we drift away to in those pensive
moments. As COVID-19 restrictions
are eased, vacation charter and cruising locations like the Bahamas are
opening up, but that could change and
also, many will be reluctant to travel
yet. This Two-part comprehensive destination feature on the Bahamas starts
in the October Canadian Yachting and
will continue in the December issue with
even more glorious photos and extensive travel resources available for you
to access anytime on the canadianyachting.ca website. Let the dream begin!
Andy Adams - Editor

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leaned my head back into the water
and floated easily. Having spent my
childhood playing in freshwater
lakes in Ontario's Cottage Country it
always surprises me how buoyant one is
in salt water. And this water was warm.
I could get straight in. No dipping my
toes tentatively and inching myself in
for a "refreshing" dip. All around me
was a sparkling sea of infinite blue. We
were back. Back in the Bahamas.
My husband, Paul, and I have been
blessed to be able to sail internationally
and live aboard four different sailboats
for over 30 years now. Our careers as
travel documentary filmmakers, television producers and YouTubers has made
this possible since we can work while
we sail to ports around the globe.

Travelling the world by water for
three decades, we've been able to
experience many diverse cultures
on 5 continents and to sail in many
of the world's top cruising grounds.
We're often asked what our most
favourite place in the world to sail
is. Hands down, it's the Bahamas.
Despite all the wonderful places
we've been able to sail to, the Bahamas
keep drawing us back. Over the years,
we've made nine voyages to these
special islands and last year we made
two trips there arriving from different
parts of the globe at different times
of the year allowing us to explore
different Bahamian island groups.
This year the Bahamas have the
added appeal that it was one of the

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting October 2020

AT THE HELM: THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
BOOK REVIEW: BOLD SEA STORIES
SPECIAL FEATURE: BAHAMAS – THERE AND BACK AGAIN
POWER REVIEW: BENETEAU ANTARES 11
POWER REVIEW: FOUR NEW JEANNEAU MODELS
SAIL REVIEW: HANSE 418
THE PORT HOLE: OCTOBER 2020
TRAVEL DESTINATION: CHEMAINUS - THE LITTLE TOWN THAT COULD
FEATURE: WINTERIZING
CROSSING THE LINE: ON THE ROCKS
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - Intro
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - Cover2
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - AT THE HELM: THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 4
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 5
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - BOOK REVIEW: BOLD SEA STORIES
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 7
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - SPECIAL FEATURE: BAHAMAS – THERE AND BACK AGAIN
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 9
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 10
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 11
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 12
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Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 18
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 19
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - POWER REVIEW: BENETEAU ANTARES 11
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 21
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 22
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 23
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - POWER REVIEW: FOUR NEW JEANNEAU MODELS
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 25
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 26
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 27
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - SAIL REVIEW: HANSE 418
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 29
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 30
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 31
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 32
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - THE PORT HOLE: OCTOBER 2020
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Canadian Yachting October 2020 - TRAVEL DESTINATION: CHEMAINUS - THE LITTLE TOWN THAT COULD
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 47
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 48
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 49
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - FEATURE: WINTERIZING
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Canadian Yachting October 2020 - CROSSING THE LINE: ON THE ROCKS
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