We are terribly behind on our travel posts from this fall! I think part of the reason we’ve fallen so far behind that (at least for me!) the very idea of trying to catch up is so overwhelming that I struggle to even get started on a new post. Nevermind all the time it takes Continue Reading
August 13th to 16th, 2022 Because we have fallen behind on the blog, I’ve had several people ask if we were able to see any whales while we were in the St. Lawrence – pic or it didn’t happen, right? But rest assured – we saw LOTS of whales in Tadoussac! Watching whales from your Continue Reading
Go all the way South, and then head east…
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!