Still squeezing those last few days on the water.  The weather has been superb.  Days of gentle breezes and 25 ° C temperatures make it so hard to say goodbye to yet another spectacular season aboard R.E.D.

Last Hurrah

It was the perfect occasion to let the sails have their last breath before being packed away.

Easy Rider

…and Pig makes three.


Major Pig (ret’d)

Full main and genoa made an easy sail across our lake but on our return the sails came down, all flaked perfectly and stuffed into their bags ready for  next season.


Naked Lady on the Dock

I half considered titling this post ‘ Nake Lady on the Dock’ but we get more than enough spam as it is so here you have it, our beautiful R.E.D. de-nuded of her canvas and ready for stage two of her ‘springerizing’ process.  Be back soon.  We aren’t nearly close to being over this ongoing adventure of ours.  Many more sunrises. Many more sunsets. Many more rising moons.

Rising Crescent




Today I had the honour of being Honorary Fire Pig.

Captain and Galley Kat gave a Marine Radio course to 15 members of the Hudson Fire Department and two members of Hudson Yacht Club and I helped.


The Set Up



Brushing Up On My VHF Skills



Full Classroom


Me and Donkey

Me and Donkey the HFD’s Mascot


The Gang

Me and the Gang (minus 2)

There are now 17 newly certified VHF operators (15 First Responders) that will be on the water this summer and our record of 100% success rate remains intact.

It was a very good day!


A PIG POST – Niagara Falls 2015

A PIG POST – Niagara Falls 2015

Our little boat mascot has had quite a busy past few days.

…François and I ….and Major Pig (ret’d)

recently attended the Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons’

Annual General Meetings in Niagara Falls

representing Montreal Squadron.

Pig has made so many friends and fans along his journey with us.

(This link will give you an idea of just how far this little guy has travelled)

With this in mind it should come as no surprise that

on our first day we were asked: “Where’s Pig?”

He disappeared for the better part of the day.

…the rest became history,

forever web-documented.

Credit for most of the pictures and

Pig’s schmoozing must go to

this lovely young lady…

Thanks for contributing to the craziness.

In all his conference regalia
Pictured with ‘Captain Highliner’ and the Cruise Director Extraordinaire
Niagara Fall, USA side


Niagara Falls, Canadian side
always friends made along the way


a limo ride just for fun
weigh-in at the Chocolate Shop
($1.54??? are you kidding me???)


and a spicy cuddle with Chili Pepe
…always our little
Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons’