The Jerry C., a modern Tug, is highlighted by the evening light against the greys of the destroyer "HMCS Haida" in Hamilton Ontario. The HMCS Haida has been restored and lies at the Naval Base in Hamilton. The Haida is the last remaining example of the 27 Tribal Class destroyers built for the Royal Canadian Navy , the Royal Navy, and the Royal Australian Navy between 1937 and 1945. She did service in the Second World War.
There are three marinas in Hamilton Harbour, home to several large and small watercraft. Some big expensive boats never leave the marina, others are out all the time. This couple loved to go sailing with their dog buddy and anchored in the cove at Carrol's Point. In the morning, Polly would row out to land so buddy the border collie could play in the water. The morning suncreated great reflections as it peaked over the trees in the cove.
This sailboat is flying the spinnaker on a tight reach, past the steel mill on race night in Hamilton Harbour.
I would like to thank everyone for your kind and positive comments on my previous post. They are always motivating and inspiring. I will be away for a bit where there is no internet access, but I will make the blog rounds when I return.
This is "Owl" our 30 foot sailboat. Owl was built in the early 1980's, one of a series of boats built for racing. She was made to go fast. We sometimes race on the bay in Hamilton with varying results. I called the painting "Race Ready" because Owl is always ready. Her crew often is not.