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Boating Destinations Articles by Dick Simon Yachts

Eco-Adventures in Baja California - by Capt. John E. Rains
Eco-Adventures in Baja California - by Capt. John E. Rains
Discover whale watching at Laguna San Ignacio and EcoMundo at Bahía ConcepciónWhether you’re cruising a long-range motoryacht south into Baja California or trailering a smaller boat down Highway 1, you can start the 2002 boating season conscientiously -- by eco-adventuring.Baja California has some of the best ecological tourism opportunities outside the Yucatan jungles. Participating in these mini-explorations is no more difficult than anything else you do with your boat and dinghy. You’ll come away with not only stacks of amazing photos and lifelong memories, but also with a deeper awareness of the natural world.
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Heritage by the Sea - Ladysmith, British Columbia
Heritage by the Sea - Ladysmith, British Columbia
by John Lund Ladysmith, British Columbia, voted by Harrowsmith Country Life magazine as “one of the 10 prettiest towns in Canada,” lies on the eastern slopes of Vancouver Island facing the harbor, Stuart Channel and the Gulf Islands beyond.Because Ladysmith is located slightly removed from Stuart Channel -- the main thoroughfare used by boaters traveling the protected inside waters to Dodd Narrows, Nanaimo and points north -- this award-winning town often gets missed by boaters bound for larger, better known destinations. However, if boaters would just veer west slightly on their way north, they’d find a protected 3-mile long harbor with four marinas and a lovely revitalized town inhabited by friendly people who are so proud of their history that they put it on display for all to share.
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