We had some extra time in May, so we took a trip south of the border.
Come for the anchorage, stay for the beaches!
Challenges of a tiny kitchen
After a few days in Alert Bay, we headed North across Queen Charlotte Strait. We made several stops – Polkinghorne Islands, Grappler Cove, Laura Cove, Echo Bay, and then Waddington Bay. Once you leave the larger towns, cell service (and therefore internet!) is very limited. These are a few photos of our week away from Continue Reading
As you leave Johnstone Strait, the first town you come to is Alert Bay. Located on Cormorant Island in traditional Kwakwaka’wakw territory, Alert Bay was the social hub of the Central Coast during the height of the West Coast fishery. It is now a much smaller village, with about 1200 full time residents. We stopped Continue Reading
I grew up learning to sail in Ottawa, where “current” was what happened on flowing river (mostly when canoeing), and “tide” was what swallowed up the beach slowly on those rare family vacations to the ocean. Sailing on Lac Deschene on the Ottawa River, there really wasn’t much current and certainly no tide, so my Continue Reading
We have finally found the whales!
We spent Thursday night (July 15) in Smuggler’s Cove on the Sunshine Coast, one of our (and probably many boaters’) favourite anchorages in the Vancouver area. It gave us an opportunity to catch up one final time with good friends who were renting a cabin in Halfmoon Bay. On Friday, we sailed across to Jedediah Continue Reading
It’s Day 1 of our Adventure