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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Princess Louisa Inlet

From everything we have read, the Pacific Northwest has some of the finest cruising grounds in the world. That’s no small statement. In the fall I was walking the docks on Bowen Island and started chatting with an older woman who lived on a 50′ sailboat with her husband. They spent 17 years circumnavigating and she shared the same sentiment.…

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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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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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Galiano and Salt Spring Island

We fell asleep in the hammock the other night anchored off Galiano island. Emmanuel strung it between the staysail halyard and the mast. I made popcorn and we snuggled together and watched the stars come out. It was like watching a movie, popcorn and everything. A movie that we would highly recommend if you are looking for something to watch.…

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