REFLECTIONS ON ALASKA TRIP

The trip was a wonderful opportunity to get to know the boat and the systems on board.  In the early days of the trip I had to undertake a lot of maintenance as the boat hadn’t been in use full time.  During the trip I suffered no major failures and am confident the boat is … Continue reading REFLECTIONS ON ALASKA TRIP

BLOWN INTO VICTORIA

Port San Juan,Causeway Marina,Victoria,Canoe Cove After a few hours sleep joggling around in Snuggery Cove Truce and I set off on the last leg of the voyage down to Victoria.  The forecast was for North Westerly forty knot winds – but they were in our favour so no point in hanging around. In the chill … Continue reading BLOWN INTO VICTORIA

PORT SAN JUAN

I left Bamfield at first light this morning, along with about a dozen fishermen in their boats. The fishing guys are really serious about it and don’t waste a minute of daylight.  Sunrise is at six thirty now, not like the three o’clock Alaska sunrises. The weather forecast was for light airs and so it … Continue reading PORT SAN JUAN

BAMFIELD, AN EASY DAY.

Easy day in Bamfield.  A great little place and very laid back.  It’s a holiday town but there is no rush or bustle, everything is neat and tidy and well laid out.  There are some nice houses lining the inlet with their private docks and well-tended gardens.  I like the look of the place. Well … Continue reading BAMFIELD, AN EASY DAY.

BEAUTIFUL BARKLEY SOUND

The West Coast of Vancouver Island is turning out to be one of the best parts of the trip down from Alaska.  After leaving Ucluelet this morning I headed over to the Broken Group of Islands in Barkley Sound.  Many of these islands form part of a Marine Park and are much used in the … Continue reading BEAUTIFUL BARKLEY SOUND

A DOCILE WEST COAST DAY

Today was one of those days when nothing much exciting happened but it was a really nice day.  The anchorage at Bawden Bay was very peaceful and the morning was calm. I motored out of the anchorage and down towards Tofino through the various channels and islands, a very scenic trip.  Tofino looks like a … Continue reading A DOCILE WEST COAST DAY

HOT SPRINGS

I awoke this morning feeling sore, my ribs were reminding me they weren’t happy at being banged up.    My immediate aim was to get the hot springs and have a soak.  I parked Truce alongside the park float and headed up the track for a two kilometre walk to the springs. The walk was … Continue reading HOT SPRINGS

A REAL GALE AND PAIN

  This morning the fishermen from Westview Marina were out early so I decided to join them and motored out from the Marina at six.  The trip down Tahsis Inlet was uneventful and I kept a sharp look out for floating debris.  I then cut through Princessa Channel into Kendrick Inlet and then into Cook … Continue reading A REAL GALE AND PAIN

PROPELLER CLEARED

Last night was relaxing with a good feed and a couple of beers.  However, the wind was quite strong, making a noise in the rig and I was still contemplating and fretting about the propeller fouling.  So not  a very restful night really. At the dock last night was another yacht, ‘Raven’.  On board were … Continue reading PROPELLER CLEARED

FOULED PROPELLER

Today started out so well after a peaceful night in Queen Cove – but ended up with Truce alongside Westview Marina with a fouled propeller and immobile. From Queen Cove I decided to take the ‘inside passage’ route around Nooka Island to Friendly Cove.  The inside passage goes up Esperanza Inlet, through Tahsis narrows and … Continue reading FOULED PROPELLER