Circumnavigating Cortes Island with Neil

Sunbathing on fore deck of Leela

After saying our goodbyes to my dad and sister in Refuge Cove, we refuelled Leela and headed to Gorge Harbour on Cortes Island where our good friend Neil was ready to join us for a relaxed 5-day cruise. Our goal: catch up with our hilarious friend while circumnavigating Cortes Island; an itinerary that is only 2nd to circumnavigating the world,…

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Papa Trip #1

Photo of Saxony and Doug aboard Leela

“Do it!! Dad. I really think you should just come. It will be amazing!!! You have to.” It didn’t take any more words to convince my Dad to book a flight to Port McNeil to join us for a week of sailing. He managed somehow to squeeze away from work and we managed to be where we said we would be, on…

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Raft of Radness and Desolation Sound

As Captain Vancouver was charting and exploring looking for the North-west passage he charted Desolation Sound in 1792. He named it this because of the torrential rain, fog and seeming inhospitability of the land. He despised this place named it accordingly, to his experience. It’s really too bad for him we weren’t there when he was exploring, because he might…

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Heading North!

We left Vancouver! It felt like finally, we were off on our trip. We’ve had markers in our mind. Milestones I guess. They punctuate our trip if only because we have to plan and coordinate. A big push had to happen, of course, with a sprint run to Bellingham on Friday morning to pick up our new holding tank that…

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