Trip Blog

Kayaking in the gorgeous Bunsby Islands

South Side of Brooks Peninsula

JULY 12, 2014 | Finally got a weather window to make our move around Brooks Peninsula. Still a bit rougher than we had hoped. Two days of snarly open water that kept us on our toes, the first of which got us to Klaskish Inlet. A narrow high walled gorge at the entrance led to a very sheltered, isolated basin, with …

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Michael rowing the dingy on Quatsino Sound

Around Cape Scott to Quatsino Sound

JULY 3, 2014 |  We left Port McNeill after the gale blew itself out and moved into position to round Cape Scott by spending the night at Bull Harbor — the last anchorage on the north side. We were delayed at the entrance by a humpback whale, and as soon as it left a squad of Dall’s porpoises came to play in …

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beach at Mound Island, BC

In Queen Charlotte Strait Now

JUNE 28, 2014 | After crossing the Strait of Georgia, we blasted through Seymour Narrows breaking a speed record for Mischief at 13.5 knots. Spent a blissfully quiet night in Small Inlet. The next day we made it up through the notoriously rough Johnstone Strait on an unusually calm day, dropping the hook in Port Neville. No whales to be …

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Pearce Islands In The Broughtons Photo

On our way around Vancouver Island

Off to a flying start! Thru Deception Pass to find gale winds and 6-8 ft waves. We now feel like we can handle anything, after making it across Rosario Strait omthose conditions. Crossing the Strait of Georgia was a bit rough too. Today we are waiting out the weather  in Pender Harbour and climbed Mt Daniel for a fantastic view.

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8.5.13 Mischief In Tribune Bay E1377729671559

Desolation Sound July 2013

AUGUST 18, 2013 What a wonderful trip! It has been a month on board Mischief in consistently hot, sunny weather. After one day of fog around the Strait of Juan De Fuca, we breezed through Customs in Sidney and stocked up on forbidden fruits & vegetables. We made it up to Desolation Sound in 6 days, taking a new path …

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Trying Out The New Anchor

Poulsbo June 2013

JUNE 29, 2013 | At last, all the big projects on Mischief are finally done. We took a weekend trip to Poulsbo to test everything out. The new anchoring system works great! And we got to use the new dinghy to row ashore to Poulsbo. Fantastic weather, hot and sunny. Seemed like everyone we know was in Poulsbo that weekend. …

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Yes It Floats


JUNE 15, 2013 | The new dinghy has been launched, at the new beach at South Lake Union Park. I have to say, it is beautiful. Michael’s meticulous craftsmanship shows in every inch. It rows nicely, very straight. It’s a 10-ft Acorn Dinghy and it will be the new tender for Mischief. It’s fairly heavy, around 110 pounds, so getting …

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Going Through The Locks

Moving to Shilshole

MAY 30, 2012 | Signed the papers to change our home port to Shilshole. Looking forward to a wide fairway with easy access to cruising and freedom from the Locks. Starting July 1.

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Olympia Blake Island Hard Way

Olympia, Labor Day Weekend

SEPTEMBER 8, 2012 | We spent Labor Day weekend taking a four-day trip to Olympia. Thanks to friends on Hard Way for saving us a spot next to them at Blake Island, so we could pull in as it was getting dark. Happened to be in Olympia during the Tug Boat Races, so we had to stay at Swantown. Also …

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