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Campbell River to Johnstone Stait

May 24 2018 | MB Campbell River was calling, so we came here today. Actually it wasn’t so much the place as the great grocery store, marine store and hardware store close to the marina that were the sirens for us. The marine store for some replacement spares, the hardware store for a tool to fix my windlass part and …

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Sidney to Desolation Sound

18 May 2018 | MB It was a waffle breakfast with fresh strawberries. Our treat when we are connected to shore power. Today was for getting into position to cross the Strait of Georgia tomorrow. We ended up on the south side of Pirate’s Cove only 2 miles from Gabriola Passage which will be slack tomorrow at 8am. We don’t …

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Seattle to Canada

15 May 2018 | MB The two months since I retired have been a whirlwind of activity, getting the boat ready to go and provisioned for a three-month voyage. Amazingly, we planned for a May 15 departure and are actually leaving right on time. We pulled away from the dock minutes before eight o’clock and immediately began the transition to …

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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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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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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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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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The beginning of something beautiful

June 26, 2017 | What a great start to our summer cruise — perfect weather, and a boost from the current for an easy trip up Admiralty Inlet. Spent a well-deserved restful evening anchored near Kala Point, ready to cross the Strait of Juan de Fuca in the morning. The local oystercatchers were making noises that I’ve never heard before, …

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