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 #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 #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 #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 #58j

Log #58j

Echo Bay, Gilford Island, B.C. July 26, 2014 Hi Folks, This log gets us into the Broughtons and the hospitality of the small marinas in this area. We have a couple of friends aboard sailing with us, and we have enjoyed our second trip into Knight Inlet which I will be describing in my next
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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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #58a Back to Veleda the long way

Log #58a Back to Veleda the long way

Log #58a Back to Veleda the long way Aomori, Japan April 16, 2014 We left Veleda at Telegraph Harbour Marina on Thetis Island in October to spend the next six months in our trailer. We had to first drive to Canby, Oregon, to pick up the trailer which we had left at my high school
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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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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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 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 #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 #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 #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 #56k Mexico to Texas

Log #56k Mexico to Texas

Bellingham, Washington, USA June 23, 2013 Hi Folks, It has been a long time since my last log, but we are still alive and doing well here in Bellingham, WA. As I indicated in my last Log #56j we prepared Veleda and put her on a low bed truck for shipment across the continent. It
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Log #56i Final Days in Roatan

Log #56i Final Days in Roatan

  French Cay Harbour, Roatan, Honduras April 27, 2013 Hi Folks, This may be the last log for a while as we are about to depart Roatan on our way up to Isla Mujeres in Mexico, a two day passage. I may or may not send another from there, or possibly not until we are
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