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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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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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Searching for starfish

JULY 9, 2016 |  Internet at last. We are definitely in a remote place, in the Broken Group Islands on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. A hummingbird within arm’s reach, attracted to our red flag. After leaving Sidney, we settled in Todd inlet near Buchart, and walked to the Butterfly Garden, a delightful tropical escape. Then out to Sidney …

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Sitting it out in Sidney

JUNE 27, 2016  |  We’re aiming for Barkley Sound this trip, on the west coast of  Vancouver Island. An ambitious goal, that requires a stretch of calm weather as we head out the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Although the weather is perfect where we are, the forecast is for strong winds, so we are spending some extra time around …

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