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 #58b Final preparations and off to Nanaimo

Log #58b Final preparations and off to Nanaimo

Squirrel Cove, Cortes Island, BC June 7, 2014 Hi Folks, We are enjoying beautiful warm late spring weather here on Cortes Island in the dramatic scenery of the Desolation Sound area. My cell phone works here giving me access to its WiFi hotspot, and thus I am able to get this Log #58b, attached, off
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Log #58c Comox and problems in Campbell River

Log #58c Comox and problems in Campbell River

Melanie Cove, Prideaux Haven, Desolation Sound Marine Park, B.C. June 10, 2014   Hi Folks, We are anchored in this idyllic cove in Desolation Sound, one of many well sheltered picturesque anchorages in this spectacular island studded, mountainous coast of British Columbia. This log gets us up to Comox and Campbell River, the gateway into
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Log #58d Return to Comox before Desolation Sound

Log #58d Return to Comox before Desolation Sound

Log #58d Return to Comox before Desolation Sound Mansons Landing, Cortes Island,B.C. June 14, 2014 Entering Gowlland Harbour we went between the northwest tip of Gowlland Island and the small Sheep Island into the large bay.    The northern portion appeared to be occupied by large lumber booms as we motored south down the harbour. We
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Log #58e Fantastic Desolation Sound

Log #58e Fantastic Desolation Sound

Sargeaunt Passage, B.C. June 24, 2014 Hi Folks,   We are up in the Broughton Islands near Queen Charlotte Strait, enjoying the spectacular mountain inlets. This log gets us finally into the Desolation Sound area. The scenery is magnificent, the anchorages picturesque and secure, and the weather has been warm and sunny most of the
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Log #58f Squirrel Cove & Roscoe Bay, Desolation Sound

Log #58f Squirrel Cove & Roscoe Bay, Desolation Sound

Log #58f Squirrel Cove & Roscoe Bay, Desolation Sound Shoal Harbour, Gilford Island, B.C. June 27, 2014 We departed Susan Islets shortly after 0900 on June 6 to carefully thread our way between a couple of the islets, motor down Lancelot Inlet, up into Malaspina Inlet and out across Homfray Channel to Squirrel Cove on
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Log #58g Desolation Sound Marine Park

Log #58g Desolation Sound Marine Park

Lady Boot Cove, Eden Island, B.C. July 9, 2014 Hi Folks, We are anchored in this well protected cove called Lady Boot, as it is a double cove resembling a lady’s boot, much like the toe and heel of Italy. We are in the toe end. We are gunkholing around the Broughton Archipelago for another
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Log #58H

Log #58H

Anne Bay, Mackenzie Sound, B.C. July 18, 2014 Hi Folks, Here is my next Log #58h about Campbell River and our visit with friends at Mansons Landing on Cortes Island, back in the Desolation Sound area. We have recently been up in the Broughtons at the south end of Queen Charlotte Strait and attended a
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Log #58i Pics Beasley Pass to Octopus Islands Marine Park

Log #58i Pics Beasley Pass to Octopus Islands Marine Park

Port McNeill, Vancouver Island, B.C. July 21, 2014 Hi Folks, We had a couple of days rain in the Broughtons, and so I had a chance to get another log out. This takes us up to the Octopus Islands Marine Park on Quadra Island, a most picturesque location where we met two other Ontario 32
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Log #58k Knight Inlet

Log #58k Knight Inlet

Goose Bay, B.C. Aug. 12, 2014 Hi Folks, We are now north of Cape Caution, one of the points defining the northern limits of comfortable cruising. Boaters venturing beyond this point have to realize they are in very isolated, wild but beautiful country that only capable navigators with well founded vessels should attempt passage. We
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Log #58l Marinas of the Broughtons-Pierre’s Echo Bay

Log #58l Marinas of the Broughtons-Pierre’s Echo Bay

Fury Cove, B.C. Aug. 18, 2014 Hi Folks, We are at the mouth of Rivers Inlet, just north of Cape Caution, which we will be rounding tomorrow on our way south. I will probably not be able to get this off until we reach Port Hardy in four or five days. This area north of
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Log #58m An Eco tour in First Nations territory

Log #58m An Eco tour in First Nations territory

Blunden, Bay, B.C. Aug. 21, 2014 Hi Folks, Here is the first of two logs where I talk about experiences with local environmental experts about the Broughtons. We are back below (south of) Cape Caution , and expect to be back in Port McNeil tomorrow where I can send this, as we have been out
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Log #58n An interesting old timer and problems with fish farming

Log #58n An interesting old timer and problems with fish farming

April Cove, Campbell River, B.C. Aug. 27, 2014 Hi Folks, Here is yet another log. I hope you are keeping up with them. This one talks about a visit with an old timer, Bill Proctor and looks at the problems associated with fish farms. The pictures are not quite as dramatic as others, but the
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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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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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 # 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 #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 #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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