Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

Posts tagged “boating

Misty Morning Paddle

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Misty Morning Paddle on Floradale Lake

We went out Kayaking early one morning this summer on Floradale Lake. It was so peaceful seeing the rising mist and this lone paddler.

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Taming the Dragon

Taming the Dragon

Taming the Dragon

Dragon Boat teams were practicing on the lake in Stratford Ontario. It takes a lot of teamwork, coordination, and discipline to tame one of these beasts!
P.S. I did not add the shadow in the upper right. I only noticed it later when looking at it on the computer.


Solitude

Solitude

Solitude

A lone kayaker paddling into the sunset. What a wonderful way to shake off the tension and worries of the day. You can almost feel your blood pressure go down just watching the rhythmic motion of the paddle.


Bridges over the Welland Canal

While traveling through the Welland Canal there are not just locks to navigate but bridges also. The overhead bridge is no problem but the lift and bascule bridge you have to wait for them to stop traffic and open. Click on an image to see it larger.


Sailing the Great Lakes Pt.1

50 Point Marina - Grimsby

50 Point Marina – Grimsby

It has been about 2 weeks since my last post. I have been on a sailing trip moving a boat from 50 Point Marina in Grimsby on Lake Ontario to Wiarton on Georgian Bay. The trip took 11 days including one layover day due to stormy weather. We left 50 Point 3:00 pm.

Lake Ontario

Lake Ontario

We had great wind for the sail over to Port Dalhousie with storm clouds to the North over Toronto. The wind died so we brought down the sails and started to motor. This turned out to be the calm before the storm because the wind shifted to the north and became very strong. It didn’t rain but the wind stayed strong and we were glad to have the sails down.  We arrived about 7:00 pm.  and prepared to go through the Welland Canal System.

Port Dalhousie Light House

Port Dalhousie Light House

There is a nice lighthouse at Port Dalhousie but it is no longer lit. Tomorrow we will go through the Welland Canal System.


Fifty Point Marina

Fifty Point Marina Harbour Entrance

Entrance to Fifty Point Marina

I shot this mid September down on Lake Ontario at the Fifty Point Marina harbour entrance. It was a beautiful day.