Log #59v To Vancouver

Log #59v To Vancouver

Log #59v To Vancouver Rusty’s RV Ranch, New Mexico April 24, 2016   Hi Folks, This log gets us from Esquimalt back to Vancouver on the mainland, nearing the end of our summer cruising. While in False Creek we experienced a severe wind storm that I describe in the log. Here at Rusty’s Judy is
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Log #59u From Barkley Sound to Esquimalt

Log #59u From Barkley Sound to Esquimalt

Columbia, New Mexico April 11, 2106 Hi Folks, We are spending a few lazy days in Pancho Villa State Park in Columbia, a small New Mexico town only three miles from the Mexican border. It has been described as a ghost town that hasn’t died yet. I enjoyed the bit of history of this town
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Log #59t Tofino to Ucluelet

Log #59t Tofino to Ucluelet

Kartchner State Park, AZ Feb. 20, 2016 Hi Folks,   This Log #59t takes us to Barkley Sound, the southernmost inlet on the west coast of Vancouver Island, to Ucluelet, with some interesting pictures of the Pacific Rim National Park. We are nearing the end of our passage down the west coast of Vancouver Island
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Log #59s Nootka Island to Clayoquot Sound

Log #59s Nootka Island to Clayoquot Sound

 BLM land, Alamo Lake, AZ March 3, 2016 Hi Folks, I am not sure if I can send this as an E-mail message or have to put it as an attachment. The issue seems to be if I can insert pictures in the text as I am attempting to do here. We are dry camping
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Log #59r West Coast, Cape Scott to Nootka Island

Log #59r West Coast, Cape Scott to Nootka Island

Log #59r Mittry Lake, Yuma, AZ Feb. 24, 2016   Hi Folks,   I have a new computer, unfortunately with Windows 10 (I liked Windows 7). I can get on to Hotmail and so I will not be using Gmail. I am still learning this system, so forgive me if things seem a bit mixed
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Log #59p Calvert Island to the west coast of Vancouver Island

Log #59p Calvert Island to the west coast of Vancouver Island

Log #59p Calvert Island to the west coast of Vancouver Island Quartzsite, Arizona Jan. 31, 2016 Hi Folks, We are still here in Quartzsite, an RV Mecca with thousands of acres of cheap or free BLM (Bureau of Land Management) land, hundreds of RVs, the whole town being filled with RV parks and the largest
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Log #59o Hartley Bay to Calvert Island

Log #59o Hartley Bay to Calvert Island

Rusty’s RV Ranch, New Mexico, USA Jan. 12, 2016 Hi Folks, Here is my next log #59o from the First Nations hamlet of Hartley Bay to Calvert Island south of Haida Gwaii. With several pictures, it talks about some interesting GPS discrepancies, dolphins and whales sighted, dinghying up some rapids, and more idyllic anchorages. We
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Log #59n Craig, Alaska to Hartley Bay, B.C.

Log #59n Craig, Alaska to Hartley Bay, B.C.

Log #59n Craig, Alaska to Hartley Bay, B.C. Rusty’s RV Ranch, New Mexico, USA Jan. 2, 2016 Happy New Year 2016! This log is about five months behind, dating back to July when we were leaving Alaska from Craig on Prince of Wales Island, the southernmost island of the Alaskan panhandle. Let me repeat the
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Log #59m Sitka to Prince Rupert

Log #59m Sitka to Prince Rupert

Ganges, Salt Spring Island, B.C. Sept. 15, 2015 Hi Folks, This log finally gets us out of Alaska, visiting some interesting caves and hot springs on the way. This will probably be my last log for a couple of months, as this weekend we are putting Veleda away for the winter, and heading over to
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Log #59l To Sitka and maintenance

Log #59l To Sitka and maintenance

False Creek, Vancouver, B.C. Aug. 31, 2015 Hi Folks, We are back in civilization after completing our enjoyable passage down the west coast of Vancouver Island. We stopped in Esquimalt for a few days at the CFSA to enjoy their facility with water power and free WiFi from our boat. Happiness is…! In addition we
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Log #59k Tidal Glaciers of Glacier Bay Day 3

Log #59k Tidal Glaciers of Glacier Bay Day 3

Tofino, Vancouver Island, B.C. Aug. 14, 2015 Hi Folks, We are half way down the west coast of Vancouver Island, enjoying this rugged terrain very much, even though we are exposed to the long Pacific Ocean swells. We have been fortunate with the calm weather, and have even had a few warm sunny days. This
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Log #59j Glacier Bay Day 2

Log #59j Glacier Bay Day 2

Hakai Beach Institute, Calvert Island, B.C. Aug. 4, 2015 Hi Folks, We are getting ready for our first overnight passage this year, going from the north of Calvert Island around Cape Scott on the north tip of Vancouver Island, and down the west coast outside. We met up with my brother’s grandson Ben who is
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Log #59I Glacier Bay, Days 1 & 2

Log #59I Glacier Bay, Days 1 & 2

Shearwater, B.C. July 29, 2015 Hi Folks, Here is the next log of our first couple of days in Glacier Bay All the best,   Aubrey   Log #59i Glacier Bay, Days 1 & 2 Hartley Bay, B.C. July 24, 2015 While we were alongside in Hoonah, another Ontario 32 came alongside on the other
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Log #59h To Juneau and Glacier Bay

Log #59h To Juneau and Glacier Bay

Shearwater, B.C. July 29, 2015 Hi Folks, I am sending these two logs over Judy’s laptop, as mine does not seem to want to connect to my E-mail account.  So I am sending both logs which I have one after the other as we don’t know when we will next have an operational E-mail site.
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Log #59g Glaciers of Tracy Arm

Log #59g Glaciers of Tracy Arm

Prince Rupert, B.C. July 20, 2015 Hi Folks, We are back in Prince Rupert and have cancelled our planned sail to Haida Gwaii. There is no Canada Customs reporting station on Haida Gwaii. If we could have gone straight down to it from Craig,Alaska,  it would have been only a day’s sail of 55 miles.
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Log #59F Petersburg and our first glacier

Log #59F Petersburg and our first glacier

Craig, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska July 14, 2015 Hi Folks, Happy Bastille Day! This is the day the French celebrate the storming of the Bastille during the French Revolution. When we were in Paris with Veleda in 2000 we stayed at the Arsenault Marina at Place de Bastille in downtown Paris. The prison is
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Log #59e Into Alaska – Ketchikan to Wrangell

Log #59e Into Alaska – Ketchikan to Wrangell

Craig, Alaska July 13, 2015 Hi Folks, I hope you got my Log #59d a few minutes ago, as here is Log #59e already. I had it ready and was going to send it tomorrow, but it is a mile walk uphill to get to this library for its slow but reliable WiFi. We have
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Log #59d Kitimat to Prince Rupert

Log #59d Kitimat to Prince Rupert

Sitka, Alaska July 5, 2015 Hi Folks, We are just departing Sitka, and heading further south. We have been travelling constantly, never spending more than two days in any one place since we left Vancouver in early May.  We also prefer to anchor when possible for several reasons. Anchoring is free, the boat swings into
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Log #59c Port McNeill to Kitimat

Log #59c Port McNeill to Kitimat

Juneau, Alaska June 18, 2015 Hi Folks, We are up here in Juneau, as far north as we presently plan to go. After this we will head further west and then down to Sitka where we hope to be for July 1st, Canada Day (Dominion Day) and July 4th Independence Day festivities. From there we
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Log #59b Sailing – Vancouver to Port McNeill

Log #59b Sailing – Vancouver to Port McNeill

Wrangell, Alaska June 9, 2015 Hi Folks, We are making good time heading north. Juno will be our most northerly stop before we head back. This log gets us started sailing after all the preparations were completed as described in my last log. Again my regrets for the hackers that used my address book to
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Log #59a House Sitting and Boat Maintenance

Log #59a House Sitting and Boat Maintenance

Kitimat, B.C. May 30, 2015 Hi Folks, We have made good time getting this far north, and will probably head off to Alaska before going back down to Haida Gwaii and possibly down the west coast of Vancouver Island. The fjords up here are spectacular! More about them in later logs. I am starting this
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Log # 58u Back down south

Log # 58u Back down south

Campbell  River, Vancouver Island May 13, 2015 Hi Folks, We’re back… at sea. After an enjoyable winter house sitting in Okanagan Falls (thanks Doug and Diane), we left April 30 to return to Veleda. It was in sad shape, with bird droppings outside and mildew inside. Mussel shells and barnacles were scattered on the port
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Log #58t North of Cape Caution

Log #58t North of Cape Caution

Log #58t North of Cape Caution-Part 2 Okanagan Falls, B.C. Nov. 9, 2014 Leaving Goose Bay Aug. 13 we motored further up the wide Rivers Inlet, able to do a bit of motor sailing with the genoa out for a couple of hours, but not enough wind to sail. Motor Sailing We are impatient, and
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Log #58s North of Cape Caution

Log #58s North of Cape Caution

Okanagan Falls, B.C. Nov. 1, 2014 Hi Folks, We are now ensconced for the winter, house sitting this beautiful 22 room mansion, including 6 bathrooms, one with a sauna, 2 two-car garages, a wine cellar, an exercise room with equipment, an upper and lower balcony/walkway extending the length of the house facing the terraced lawn
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Log #58r Pictographs and a wrecked yacht

Log #58r Pictographs and a wrecked yacht

Log #58r Pictographs and a wrecked yacht Montague Harbour, Galiano Island, B.C. Sept. 29, 2014 This log takes us from spectacular Alison Sound back down Belize Inlet to a yacht wreck and out through the notorious Nakwakto Rapids back to Murray Labyrinth (see previous Log #58p) before setting off to our most northerly destinations above
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Log #58q The logging industry

Log #58q The logging industry

Long Harbour, Saltspring Island, B.C. Oct. 2, 2014 Hi Folks, We are enjoying gunkholing around the Gulf Islands for a few weeks before we make a presentation to a sailing club in Port Moody on the 15th, put Veleda away for the winter on Thetis Island by the 25th and go  to Okanagan Falls for
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Log #58p Belize Inlet & Alison Sound

Log #58p Belize Inlet & Alison Sound

Ganges, Saltspring Island, B.C. Sept. 27, 2014 Hi Folks, This log gets us even further north of the Broughton Archipelago to series of long inlets and sounds penetrating the mountains. There are no communities or marinas up here, only the occasional logging camp. The scenery is spectacular. I hope you enjoy the account and the
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Log #58r Pictographs and a wrecked yacht

Log #58r Pictographs and a wrecked yacht

Log #58r Pictographs and a wrecked yacht Montague Harbour, Galiano Island, B.C. Sept. 29, 2014 This log takes us from spectacular Alison Sound back down Belize Inlet to a yacht wreck and out through the notorious Nakwakto Rapids back to Murray Labyrinth (see previous Log #58p) before setting off to our most northerly destinations above
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Log #58X Vacation 2014 – Veleda in Broughton Archipelago – By Judy Johnson

Log #58X Vacation 2014 – Veleda in Broughton Archipelago – By Judy Johnson

Burial Cove, East Cracroft Island, Broughton Archipelago, B.C. Aug. 24, 2014 Hi Folks, This is designated Log #58x as it was written by Judy Johnson about her vacation with us and her friend and ours, Barb Lorhmann, the last week of July. Judy J. is an articulate woman whom I asked to write up her
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Log #58o Sullivan Bay Marina and Fishing experiences

Log #58o Sullivan Bay Marina and Fishing experiences

Buccaneer Cove, Von Donop Inlet, Cortes Island Aug. 30, 2014 Hi Folks, We are back further south now in Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands area. This well sheltered cove in Von Donop Inlet on Cortes Island is secure and scenic. We actually have seen this inlet before when we were over in Squirrel Cove
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