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Discovery Passage & Campbell River

Date/Time: Saturday, September 20, 2014 Location: Campbell River Weather: Calm, clear, warm

This morning presented us with a low marine layer of clouds with reasonable visibility underneath. After checking for an anchor windlass switch at the Squirrel Cove Hardware Store (they didn’t have one,) we headed to Campbell River and the closest large marine hardware […]

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Fuzzy Math, Fast Water

Date/Time: Friday, September 19, 2014 Location: Squirrel Cove, Cortez Island, BC Weather: Clear, calm, warm

Departing Forward Harbor

Tides, reversing rapids, and calculating boat speed and transition times has consumed us for the past two days. But this evening we are in Desolation Sound and most of the hard parts of our voyage […]

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A Few More Miles…

Date/Time: Thursday, September 18, 2014 Location: Forward Harbor Weather: Overcast, wind 10 gusting to 15, rain showers

With wind warnings forecast in Johnstone Strait for late this afternoon, we elected to take an alternate route through Sunterland Channel, north of Hardwicke Island. Now we are anchored in Forward Harbor, a popular anchorage. The little bight […]

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Johnstone Strait

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Location: Port Harvey Weather: Cool & cloudy with occasional light rain showers

Fog persisted in Port McNeill until after 1100 this morning, as forecast. We topped up with propane, and with coffee and treats at Mugz, the local coffee shop. When the sun started peeking through the fog we headed […]

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Port McNeill

Today we stayed in Port McNeill. By the time we were done provisioning, relaxing and calling relatives we decided that a “lay day” was in order. We did some needed maintenance and by mid-afternoon the fog was rolling in from the north again.

We like Port McNeill–last time we were here (eight years ago) we […]

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Queen Charlotte Strait

Date/Time: Monday, September 15, 2014 Location: Port McNeill, northern Vancouver Island Weather: Foggy morning, sunny afternoon, northerly breeze

Crossing Queen Charlotte Strait

We expected the fog in Blunden Harbor this morning, so we slept in, did some chores aboard CAMAI and gave Elsie a couple of walks on the beach. We departed at […]

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Queen Charlotte Sound

Date/Time: September 14, 2014 Location: Blunden Harbor Weather: Fog to start, the clear, warm, sunny

The view from Fury Cove

Well, this morning at O-dark-30, we woke up to fog thick as pea soup. So much for plans for an early departure! Roger navigated the dinghy to the beach in the fog and […]

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Shearwater to Fury Cove

Date/Time: Saturday, September 13, 2014 Location: Fury Cove Weather: Clear, Calm, Warm

Today was easy, if a little long. We waited for the Shearwater Grocery Store to open (9 am) and then departed at 0940 hours. We ran the engine up to 2200 rpm and it stayed there until 1745 hours when we dropped […]

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Logbook Entry

Date/Time: Friday, September 12, 2014 Location: Shearwater Resort near Bella Bella Weather: Mostly clear, warm, perfect

We set the alarm and woke up at 5:00 this morning, to take advantage of favorable tidal currents. After morning chores, I took Elsie for her morning walk in the dark.

Manually raising the anchor was a little easier […]

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Finlayson Channel and Jackson Passage

Date/Time: Thursday, September 11, 2014 Location: Rescue Bay, east end of Jackson Passage in Mathieson Channel Weather: High overcast, calm Plan: Shearwater tomorrow, weather permitting

Today was an easy day, except for the anchor windlass switch that decided to give up the ghost as we were retrieving the anchor from 90 feet. It’s been a […]