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And so to Bacon.

February 5th, 2014 1 comment

It’s cold out. Not a cloud to be seen, the sun is shining with that miserly winter’s light and it’s cold out. Not cold by anyone’s standards but our own mind you, but it IS below zero on the Celsius scale. Water taps are freezing up all over the place on the docks. Not a […]

Village Rallies Behind George Weeks; Boat Rescue Successful

August 12th, 2013 1 comment

Update: The fund-raiser in benefit of George Weeks will be held August 26th at the Pub. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Pier-66 Store in Cowichan Bay Village. The Fisherboy II which got stuck on a log and foundered last Friday morning in Cowichan Bay, is floating and back at it’s dock […]

An Open Letter to the Waterborne Community at Cowichan Bay

August 6th, 2013 4 comments

Friends; A few weeks ago I had the misfortune of reading a “letter to the editor” sent by one of our number to the Victoria Times Colonist. It was, if you will remember sent in reference to a story to do with a Saanich based “difficult neighbour” and went on to be fairly critical of […]

Cowichan Bay Maritime Center Boat Fest – British Seagull Racing!

July 27th, 2013 1 comment

If ever there was an unlikely candidate for powering a boat in a race, it must be the British Seagull outboard motor. In spite of having achieved world renown for being “The Best Outboard Motor for the World” and while those who own them and regularly use them are known for the viciousness of their […]

Lapstrake Boat Building Courses Return to CBWBS

July 12th, 2013 2 comments

Professional shipwright Eric Sandilands is returning to the Cowichan Bay Wooden Boat Society’s wood-room to guide another of his highly successful lapstrake boat building courses. This is great news for those who wanted to take courses last year, but were unable to do so. These workshops provide a very full, challenging and rewarding week of […]

Voyage of the Krid – Brian’s boat moves under it’s own power.

June 15th, 2013 2 comments

Last year Brian managed to get hold of an old dilapidated fiberglass boat hull. It really wasn’t much of a “boat” at all. There were cracks here and there, the transom was weak and almost everyone who looked at it suggested it would probably be best to send the thing to the garbage dump. 5 […]

Car Wars

February 10th, 2013 No comments

Originally published November 2012 In the late spring, through the summer and into early fall, the Vancouver Island Marmot is a restless creature. Having been cooped up all winter, he feels the need to stretch his legs, to venture forth from his burrow and so often goes in search of something interesting to spend his […]