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Walker Hook, Saltspring Island

Walker Hook can be found on the north end of Saltspring Isand in the Trincomali Chanel and boasts one of the Top 5 beaches/spits I have visited in the Gulf Islands. We often anchor just off the beach and take the dinghy in for the day.
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An Easy Way to Make your own Weighted, Fitted Custom Table Cloth with no hemming!

I have a 1989 Bayliner and the top deck table is not square, as well there is usually a slight breeze and the table cloth either ends up in the water or the table weights end up on the floor.  I am not crafty nor a seamstress but really, how hard could this be? Instead…
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My New Summer (under 100 calories) Cocktail

Always the optimist, I decided that the slow start to the summer this year would give me plenty of time to search the aisles of my favourite grocery stores to come up with some new snacks and beverages.  I am happy to report that I think I have hit this one out of the park. …
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A Cleansing Tea After Too Much Fun

Every summer it seems I go a little overboard, pun intended, with too much food and too much wine.  By the time September arrives I am trying to squeeze back into my fall clothes, thank goodness for the bulky sweaters.  Recently I found a new product called get clean, herb tea for detoxing No. 7,…
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A Smart Invention to Anchor your Inflatable Dinghy

I have a 12 foot inflatable Zodiac that I use for gunk-holing, taking the dog to shore and beach parties.  I don’t like to drag it up on the rocks, tie it to a tree or leave it unattended on the beach.  One afternoon I was relaxing on Buccaneer Bay Beach, Thormanby Island, and it…
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Chef Prudhomme Prawns

Our very good friends were vacationing in New Orleans and discovered this amazing spice and, as good friends do, they shared it with us.  It is called Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Blackened Redfish Magic, not too spicy just a traditional Southern Louisiana combination of flavours that is a perfect blend for any type of seafood.
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Great Sun Products

The sun has finally arrived and it is really intense this year.  I wanted to share some of my favourite sun products for 2011.  My standard “refresher” for many years has been Evian Facial Mist Spray.  It contains a unique balance of beneficial minerals and water from the French Alps.  This spray helps to enhance…
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Boater’s Picks for Favourite iPad App – Part 3

The great app ideas just keep coming!  Thanks for your suggestions and recommendations.  As a reminder from Part 1 and 2, I originally gathered a bunch of my boating friends on the dock, and now on the web,  and we talked apps.  If an app was mentioned by three different boaters then it made the…
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