Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2017’

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Back to the USA

JULY 20, 2017 | Tuesday morning was calm enough to choose Cabbage Island Marine Park for our destination. It is actually a couple of sandstone reef islands right on the edge of the Strait of Georgia near the US-Canada border, rather exposed, with just room for a string of buoys. Our route took us through Active Pass at max flood …

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Across the Strait of Georgia

JULY 17, 2017 | Saturday was too windy to cross the Strait of Georgia, so we did a short stretch to Smuggler’s Cove. A hidden jewel with a network reefs and coves and some rings perfect for stern-ties. Each cove was shallow and warm enough for swimming. The marine park is reachable by car, so a group of twenty-somethings had …

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Malaspina Inlet

JULY 14, 2017 | Once inside Malaspina Inlet, we found a one-boat cove to stern tie in, right at Kakaekae Point, where we knew there would be lots of intertidal creatures within easy kayak range (Michael tried to patch the leak, but it still loses air). Taking turns with the glass-bottom bucket, we instantly saw colonies of green sea urchins …

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Gorge Harbor

JULY 10. 2017 |With the wind predicted to pick up, Von Donop Inlet was a good place to go, and we like to go hiking there. We thought we would do a late afternoon loop hike, but couldn’t get past the incoming tide to pick up the second part of the trail from Squirrel Cove, and had to backtrack, clinging …

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Bute Inlet

JULY 8, 2017 | An easy trip up Malaspina Inlet on Thursday got us into Desolation Sound on Wednesday. We opted to anchor in Cortez Bay, and found a new hike to do, to Easter Bluff Ecological Reserve. Up a road part of the way, then up a moss covered bluff.┬áThe absolute best viewpoint in the area, overlooking much of …

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Princess Louisa Inlet

JULY 4, 2017 | Mission accomplished. Our one objective for this trip was to visit Princess Louisa Inlet, which did not disappoint. After an easy trip from Texada on Friday we anchored in Ballet Bay. Kayaked around the local islands, but discovered a slow leak in the floor of the inflatable kayak. Short trips will be ok. Put out the …

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