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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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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