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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Vancouver High Life

The absolutely incredible weather streak we have been enjoying is miraculously continuing and welcomed us into Vancouver. We enjoyed a most fantastic sail from Galiano Island across the Strait of Georgia. We had to wake up at 4:45 am to catch Porlier Pass at slack tide. The tides in this part of the world are HUGE. A big tide in…

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Orcas!

Orcas hold a very strong sense of symbolism in British Columbia. According to the Squamish Lilwat interpretation I was able to find online: “The whale is known to help people in need whether we are helpless or wounded. The whale symbolizes kindness, intelligence and compassion. The Whale or Orca, is known as the guardian of the sea and guardian of travel…

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San Juans – Victoria. And our friends!

We couldn’t have dreamed of better sailing or weather for the first few days of our trip. We spent two nights ‘on the hook’ and headed to Victoria to meet Peter and Wendy and two of my favourite people in the world, Lindsay and Doug! As we headed into Victoria Harbour we realized we weren’t quite ready for urban, city…

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Annnnnnnnndddddd….. we’re off!!

Finally!!! After many, many long months of sole-focused boat research, boat work, late nights, stinky bilges, unexpected expenses (ouch $$), leaving employment, soul-searching and unexpected delays at Bellingham Marina we cast our lines! We both feel we had entered a sort of vortex black hole at Bellingham Marina with last minute unexpected projects, fixing a final few annoying leaks, provisioning…

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