Log #57a West coast arrival and preparations

Log #57a West coast arrival and preparations

Sucia Island, San Juan Islands, WA July 22, 2013 Hi Folks, Let me start this intro to this log with a congratulations and celebrations for the new Royal Prince born today in London.  It is good to have good news to celebrate a birth enjoyed by millions rather than the negative news of problems, catastrophes
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Log #57d Into Canada and the Gulf Islands 1

Log #57d Into Canada and the Gulf Islands 1

Ganges Harbour, Salt Spring Island Gulf Islands, British Columbia Aug. 2, 2013 Hi Folks, I have jumped ahead a few log numbers to write about the Gulf Islands while we are still sailing through them. I will complete my logs on the San Juan Islands of the State of Washington later. I love the scenery
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Log #57b Into the San Juan Islands Part 1

Log #57b Into the San Juan Islands Part 1

Halkett Bay, Gambia Island, B.C. Aug. 11, 2013 Hi Folks, We are on this pleasant bay on Gambia Island in Howe Sound, just north of Vancouver, enjoying a lazy day allowing me time to complete this log. When I will be in WiFi range to send it is uncertain. We have enjoyed several of the
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Log #57c Bimini problems

Log #57c Bimini problems

Princess Louisa Inlet, B.C. Aug. 17, 2013 Hi Folks, We are spending a quiet drizzly day here in this fantastic inlet, 35 miles up the Jarvis Inlet, a fjord reaching into the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, with towering mountains on all sides. We are so remote and enclosed by mountains that we cannot get
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Log #57c Part two – The Pig War

Log #57c Part two – The Pig War

Pender Harbour, B.C. Aug. 22, 2013 Hi Folks, We are spending a third day here at Pender Harbour, a well protected bay. We initially went out this morning, but turned back as we heard the weather report of strong southwest winds. The anchorage we were heading for is open to the southwest. So, we are
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Log #57c Part 3 From Anacortes to Stuart Island

Log #57c Part 3 From Anacortes to Stuart Island

French Creek Harbour, B.C. Aug. 29, 2013 Hi Folks, We are sitting in the marina here a second day due to strong SE winds, giving me a chance to catch up on a log. This log goes from the southeast corner of the San Juan Islands to the northwest corner as our last stop before
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Log #57e South Pender and Saturna Island

Log #57e South Pender and Saturna Island

Port Graves, Gambier Island Sept. 5, 2013 Hi Folks, I have attached LOG #57e on our voyage into more of the Gulf Islands, with a story of my younger days with the navy out here on the west coast. It is fall here in lower B.C., and we are at anchor in this wide bay
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Log #57f Active Pass and more Gulf Islands

Log #57f Active Pass and more Gulf Islands

The Dalles, Oregon   Oct. 3, 2013   Hi Folks,   It has been a while since I started this log, and much has happened since then. We put Veleda away for the winter at Telegraph Harbour Marina on Sept. 26, as mentioned in this log. We picked up the Yukon at our friends’ place
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Log #57h Howe Sound

Log #57h Howe Sound

Mission to Seafarers, Toronto Oct. 27, 2013 Hi Folks, We are back in Toronto until about Nov. 4 when we will head for Florida and points west. (Judy wants warm!) Medical checkups so far show no problems. This log gets us up into the spectacular Howe Sound around Point Atkinson from Vancouver. Under the category
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Log #57g Vancouver

Log #57g Vancouver

Sault St. Marie, Ontario Oct 15, 2013 Hi Folks, We are back in Canada after a two week crossing from Oregon through Washington, Montana, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and now here. We encountered some snow ay Mount Hood in Oregon and in the Black Hills of South Dakota. We enjoyed the trip, but did
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Log #57i Up to Princess Louisa Inlet

Log #57i Up to Princess Louisa Inlet

Panama City, Florida Nov. 17, 2013 Hi Folks, We are enjoying the warmer weather of Florida, having visited sailing friends in Chiefland and Fort Pierce, and Judy’s sister here in Panama City. Our leisurely trip from Toronto down here was uneventful, allowing us to spend a day in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park en
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Log #57j Back across Georgia Strait

Log #57j Back across Georgia Strait

Brazos Bend State Park, Texas, USA Nov. 25, 2013 Hi Folks, This log gets us across the Georgia Strait from the mainland side to the northern Gulf Islands. I hope you enjoy the account and the pictures. Please give me some feedback. I did not get a single response to my last log on the
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Log #57k The Fate of HMCS Annapolis

Log #57k The Fate of HMCS Annapolis

South Padre Island, Texas Dec. 6, 2013 Hi Folks, We are ensconced in Isla Blanca Park on the tip of South Padre Island, for a couple of weeks, and have access to WiFi and the internet. The weather warmed up until last night when another cold front moved in giving windy, cold (8 C or
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Log #57l End of Cruising 2013

Log #57l End of Cruising 2013

Davis Mountains State Park, Texas Jan. 6, 2014 Hi Folks, Happy New Year 2014! Attached Log #57l End of Cruising 2013 will be my last cruising log until we set sail again in the spring. It covers the period from mid-August, cruising up Howe Sound to Squamish and Vancouver, to laying Veleda up for the
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