Author Archives: Margaret Mair

About Margaret Mair

In love with the sensuousness of paint, intoxicated by the rhythm of words, entranced by the world of water, ever an observer and explorer.

Our First Cruise, Part 3 – Quieter Times

It was a short sail from the Narrows to McPhee Bay. It was quiet there; we anchored off a sandy shore on a sunny day, the blue water calm, the boat swinging on the hook far enough away for us … Continue reading

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Our First Cruise, Part 2 – Rudder Trouble

In which we set sail for Orillia and our rudder breaks… Continue reading

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Our First Cruise, Part 1

Perhaps Murphy found himself in a quiet moment and was looking for things that could go wrong. Perhaps the law of averages was not weighing in our favor. After this beginning, who would have blamed for losing interest? And yet… Continue reading

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And Then There Was the Nash 20

In which we find our next boat, a Nash 20, and get ready to sail and cruise on Lake Simcoe. Continue reading

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The Sea Spray (Our Catamaran)

Memories of sailing fast on our Sea Spray 15 catamaran. Continue reading

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It All Began With Tubby

Image found on the internet, photographer unknown to me. I don’t think anyone who knew me as a youngster in Jamaica would have predicted that I would become not just a lover of sailing but someone who found a way … Continue reading

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And Now It’s Summer

It’s summer 2019, and we’ve made changes, seen more high water, enjoyed the green around us, watched birds and animals… Continue reading

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Where Did Summer Go?

Summer has flown past. Where did those mostly hot and humid months go? They seem to have vanished in a flurry of things that we wanted to do and things that needed to be done. We started with things we … Continue reading

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It’s Been a Long Winter…

The months have crept past, and life has been happening despite all our plans… Continue reading

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Winter Has Come Calling

Winter brings snow and ice and blustery winds, and some unexpected excitement. Continue reading

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