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The San Juans

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Location: Anacortes Weather: Mostly clear; light winds

This morning came early again. We planned a 0800 hours departure, but we were ready to sail early and departed at 0730. Skies were mostly clear, and winds and water were calm. We motored to the middle of Haro Straits where we had […]

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Layover in Sidney

Date/Time: Monday, September 29, 2014 Location: Sidney, BC Weather: Windy, some rain, improving in the afternoon

We arose with the intention of departing early for Friday Harbor, but the weather forecast wasn’t the best, with gale warnings for the eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca and wind warnings for Haro Straits, which we will have […]

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Another Nice Day!

Date/Time: Sunday, September 28, 2014 Location: Sidney Weather: Mostly clear, mild

Morning came early today. I took Elsie to the beach at 0530 hours and we had the anchor up and were underway at 0630. Our goal was to reach Dodd Narrows at 0733, high slack current. We made it just at the beginning of […]

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A Sailor’s Kind of Town

Date/Time: Saturday, September 27, 2014 Location: Anchored in Nanaimo Harbor Weather: Light breezes, blue skies

We awoke in Northwest Bay to blue skies with some fog patches and no wind. The only flaw was the constant cacophony of sea lion talk which reached a low ebb during the night but grew to a crescendo as […]

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Date/Time: Friday, September 27, 2014 Location: Northwest Bay, Vancouver Island Weather: Wind 20 gusting 25, heavy rain

Most of our days have been easy, but today we tried to outguess the weather forecast and paid for it by getting beat up in heavy weather in the Strait of Georgia:

We checked the weather forecast early […]

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Home on the Hook

Date/Time: Thursday, September 25, 2014 Location: Comox Weather: Breezy with rain showers

This morning was beautiful with clearing skies to partly sunny and a refreshing breeze. It was really tempting to get under way despite the strong wind warnings in effect for the Georgia Strait. We dawdled around, went to the store, and when we […]

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Still Stormbound

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Location: Comox Weather: Windy, rain showers

We’re grateful to be in a safe harbor, tied to the dock, with the convenience walking Elsie Mae on the beach without requiring a skiff. Still, this storm has been rather long and we’re anxious to get going. We went out to dinner with […]

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Heavy Weather

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 23,2014 Location: Comox Weather: Gale warnings, Rain, winds up to 40 knots.

This morning started with rain showers and intermittent sunshine and very little wind. But the forecast was for gale warnings in the afternoon with winds building up to 30 knots and increasing to 40 knots tomorrow. So we decided to […]

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Comox Harbor

Date/Time: Monday, September 22, 2014 Location: Moored in Comox Harbor Weather: Light rain showers; winds S.E. 15 knots

Early morning, Goose Spit, Comox Harbor

We like Comox. We have a few friends here, the countryside is nice, the harbor is excellent, and it feels rather civilized. And the harbor prices are a bit […]

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Georgia Straits

Date/Time: Sunday, September 21, 2014 Location: Anchored in Comox Harbor Weather: Clear, southerly winds to 15 knots

Today we left Campbell River at 1010 hours to catch the last of the ebb and ride the flood tide out of Discovery Channel. The Canadian Weather folks had high wind warnings out for the northern Strait of […]