We have finally found the whales!
A quick update… From Jedediah Island, we sailed north to the town of Comox (well, motored mostly, as there wasn’t much wind). The main purpose for the trip was so Glenda could get her second vaccination, which we had booked before leaving Vancouver. We also took advantage of the two nights in Comox to provision Continue Reading
We spent yesterday evening in the crowded anchorage of Newcastle Island in Nanaimo, but we have a nice southeast wind today that will be perfect for crossing to the Sunshine Coast. Not without a bit of navigational complexity, as leaving Nanaimo the radio crackled to life indicating that “Whiskey Golf is closed.” Whiskey golf is Continue Reading
There’s a moment in one of Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Cafe stories (and don’t we all dearly miss Stuart McLean?) that is stuck in my head at the moment. He was talking about summers at the cottage, or cabin here in BC, and “that most Canadian of lies… ‘it’s warm once you get in!’ One of Continue Reading
Leaving Montague Harbour, we sailed south to Sidney Island and the popular Sidney Spit anchorage, part of Gulf Islands National Park. Yesterday we were up early to use the high tide to get into the dock at Gartside Marine Engines for a service and a few minor fixes on the heater/hot water system. The work Continue Reading
It’s Day 1 of our Adventure
Sunset in North Vancouver, June 2021
In Fall 2020 we made the decision to give up our life on land and move on to a sailboat. Nine months later, we moved into the boat and became full-time sailors! Our sailboat is a 1998 Gozzard 36E, made in Ontario, Canada. Join us as we learn to manage life in this tiny floating Continue Reading