Category Archive for: ‘Trips’

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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. The absolute best viewpoint in the area, overlooking much of …

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Now we’re getting somewhere

JUNE 29, 2017 | Today is our 38th anniversary! After leaving Sidney, we went through the Gulf Islands, and stern-tied in Princess Cove on Wallace Island. Nice weather continues. Hiked out to Chivers Point. Wednesday, we stopped for lunch in Herring Bay, a skinny sandstone finger with pale green water over the midden on the reef. Then we breezed thru Gabriola …

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Photos from Barkley Sound 2016

A few photos from our 2016 cruise to Barkley Sound Click on the “i” for captions Save Save

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Working our way back

JULY 23, 2016  |  We’re back home safe and sound. Internet was unreliable so I’m way behind in posting. We left Ucluelet in the morning on Thursday July 14, and since the forecast was for strong winds, we headed back up into the calmer waters of upper Barkley Sound to a lesser-known anchorage on the east end of Nettle Island. …

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Ucluelet Harbour

Stretching our legs in Ucluelet July 12, 2016 | We’ve landed in Ucluelet, after 3 or so days of mostly rainy weather, tucked away amongst the islands, and are looking forward to the long Wild Pacific Trail hike tomorrow. The sun should be out at last. We did have a nice day of kayaking in the sunshine around the Pinkerton Islands, and …

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Watching water fall

JULY 9, 2016  |  Lots of rain and strong winds kept us holed up inside in Joe’s Bay for two nights. Nice to have an excuse to read and loaf around all day. Friday morning was less rainy, so we pulled up anchor and went off exploring sea caves in the breaking waves, and some possible anchorages around Nettle Island, …

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