Category Archive for: ‘2015 Desolation Sound’

K M Garrison Bay 151

The home stretch

JULY 27, 2015 | Our spur of the moment decision to head for Hornsby worked out well, although it was quite windy when we arrived. As we rounded St. James Point we were greeted by two orcas splashing in the reefs. We spent two nights here so we could have time to do the splendid hike out to Helliwell along …

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7.16.15 Gorge Harbor

Heading South

JULY 17, 2015 | Entering Gorge Harbor The rainy weather lasted for most of our stay in Von Donop, but that didn’t stop us from hiking to Squirrel Cove. Sopping wet after that, we decided to wash clothes, which meant we had wet clothes hanging all over the boat. Compounded by hot showers. Better weather the next day as we …

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7.9.16 Entering Desolation Sound

Rain at last

JULY 11, 2015 | We woke up to rain today and couldn’t be happier! The smoke from the fires had thinned but left a haze, and it has been hot. After the Cochranes, we were aiming for the Susan Islets, but on impulse squeaked thru the entrance to Theodosia Inlet, a large expanse, unoccupied except by a tug wrangling a …

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7.7.15 Cochrane Islands In The Smoke

Smokey Desolation

JULY 6, 2015  |  We bypassed much of the rough part of Malaspina Strait by detouring up Agememnon Channel to a new spot for us, the Harmony Islands. Had to stern tie in the passage with a current flowing past. Got out the kayak for a loop around the islands, and saw starfish and oystercatchers. Still windy and hot. Conditions …

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M On Pender HIl 15

Across two straits

JULY 2  2015  |  Escaping Seattle just in time for the hot weather this year, we’re off on a month long cruise to Desolation Sound.  For once the weather looked good enough to head across the Strait of Juan de Fuca instead of going thru Deception Pass. We made good time and decided to go thru Port Townsend Channel. Anchorage is …

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