Letter: ‘Derelict’ term diminishes beauty of boats

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Re: Boats storm the beach in Sunday wind (Oak Bay News Jan. 24)

Two beautiful sailboats are washed onto the rocks during a storm. What a relief that the chain link fence at Glenlyon Norfolk School was only slightly damaged.

Your short article shows how powerful words can be: where compassion and sympathy are most appropriate you infer contempt, simply by inserting ‘derelict’.

John Taylor

Oak Bay

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