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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Leela Re-Naming Paarty!!!

May 30th, 2015 will go down in history as one of the best ever. First off it was Emmanuel’s birthday. Second, we decided to host a boat renaming ceremony and boat-warming party. The combination of celebrating the past 6 months of intense work, our boat launching and birthday celebration with our best friends were all we could ever ask for.…

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Fixing Leaks – Dorade Vent edition

The dorades in our boat must have leaked from the first rainfall or saltwater splash. When we started going through the boat with toothpicks we realized the ceiling in the bathroom was completely saturated with water and soft. We ripped it out since there was no possibility to salvage it and it looked terrible. With the ceiling off we went above…

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