Category Archives: Canada

Winter Jacket

‎Island Dancer is shivaaarrrrrhhhhing in the cold Canadian climate! -20 degrees the norm…

Sure hoping the 38 gallons of plumbers antifreeze I used to winterize was Enough!!

Watermaker was removed, as it’s just too complicated to winterize and expensive if not done correctly!

Bring on Spring!!

Only 100 more days until the marina opens!! 🙂

Have a Great Day!



4 More Islands then to the Airport!

Woke up to a beautiful morning in Cane Garden Bay…   We couldnt find Arrrrr  Mr. Parkers Dog.. perhaps he was camping out on another boat!

Sails up, Lindsay as Captain, sailed us to West end..   As we turned the corner we felt the strong Christmas winds and had to pull them down to be sure we didnt break anything!

Over to Norman Island for a Snorkelling, beach strolling, and a trip to Pirates Bight and Willi T’s!

Up early, we head over to the Indians, a very cool snorkeling place!  We were the first people on the scene of this very popular spot!

Continuing East to Cooper Island, the winds remained heavy..  We should be captured under sail in a local photoshoot company

Cooper Island is one of our new favourites..  the water is SOOOO clear!  We were all snorkeling just minutes after arriving…

Turtles are EVERYWHERE here..  there’s a video attached to an earlier post!

Spend the most relaxing day on the beach… ALL DAY !

Buddy with a helicopter on his yacht showed up..  I kept yelling “Launch the CHOPPER!”.. and eventually he did!      Must have been pretty neat cruising the islands from the air!

Next morning, we upped the sails and headed to the BATHS..  no visit to the area is complete without this!  Lindsay loved it!

One more Sail!.. over to Marina Cay! refueled and rewatered!

One more Snorkel!  I think its called Diamond Cay..  a little reef just off Marina Cay..  one of the best in the area!  so relaxing…

Eventually I had to tell Allie it was time to go..   back…  home… to the cold…  and no snorkelling…

She looked at me through the mast,  here head turned left and right.. then all I saw was flippers as she disappeared under the water…

Took a while to get her out..  she’s was NOT HAPPY to leave!

Talking about Happy.. it was HAPPY HOUR with John and Heather!  We set DayDream Believer back up on her mooring in Trellis bay..  and headed over to the loose mongoose for one last visit.

Early morning ride with John and Heather to the ferry terminal…  New load record for his car.. 7 people and 15 bags.. some strapped to the roof!

Jessi’s flight left before ours..   Robin was tearrry….

Before she left she had to get one more dose of HOT SUN..  holding her hands up on the road to tan her arms?  Cops were sitting 20 feet behind her looking at each other…??  Why is she standing with her arms in the air??  I was in the shadows with camera handy just incase it got GOOD!!   🙂

Lindsay flew with us to Florida..   and soon enough was home safe and sound …Thanks for coming on our trip it was great having you!

Into Detroit we found our car… and the interior light left on for the last 14 days in -?? weather…..   click click click…    Quick Boost and on our way!

Best vacation I can remember!

Have a Great Day!


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Dingy Blues

Well our Dingy sure got a good beating all year…  Sitting unprotected in Ultra high UV’s…   Sprayed with Salt daily…  never flushed with clean water…. But… she always got us where we needed to go…  I couldn’t imagine how many hours we have on that engine.. it was used pretty much every single day…  and I didn’t put a cent into it.

Dumping her onto the front lawn with Winter on us, isn’t the nicest payback is it??   I think we’ll put mr. 18hp in the garage and store the raft somewhere protected….   Poor Dingy…



Happier times for the Dingy!!


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Here comes WINTER !!!

Pulled Island Dancer out of the water…  Had my buddy Ty build a huge cradle…  She weighs 50,000lbs, so no fooling around with scrap metal… this is a piece of ART!   awesome!  Getting cold here.. Time to pull out DAY DREAM BELEIVER in the BVI’s… much better weather there!!!   Heading there with the boys early December!


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