This morning Ngozi departed Truce on her way back to New Zealand.  The Harbourmaster at Hoonah very generously gave her a lift up to the airport.  I am now alone again and have missed having company today.  And no, it’s not just to have help with the cooking and cleaning! The voyage from Canoe Cove … Continue reading HEADING SOUTH TO VICTORIA


Many times when crossing the North Pacific by ship I have looked at the chart and wondered about Chichagof Island.  In my mind the name has a mystery and provokes thoughts of early Russian explores and traders.  Well, I am here now, although I have yet to set foot on its wet soggy ground.  All … Continue reading CHICHAGOF ISLAND


Rain pissed down all day today, heavy in the morning and light in the afternoon and now what a local refers to as Scotch Mist in the evening.  A busy day doing chores as this is the first port call for a couple of weeks. Garbage disposal, two trips to the launderette, ship chandlers, Library … Continue reading PRINCE RUPERT – SOCIAL SCENE


We caught the tide up Grenville Channel this afternoon from Lowe Inlet where we passed a comfortable night at anchor.  We anchored just inside the entrance to the inlet on a bank and I expected to be disturbed by the wash from passing ships, but it was all peaceful.  I have only seen two cruise … Continue reading GRENVILLE CHANNEL – CONTINUED


Curlew Bay proved to be a nice quiet anchorage and I had a good sleep.  A bit of a late start today, we are heading up to the village of Hartley Bay and it’s not far so no hurry.  The wind was very light from the south and we sailed under the jib slowly up … Continue reading HUMAN CONTACT AGAIN


The weather blew all night and into today.  A gale warning in place so I decided to sit another day in the cosy anchorage and carry on doing bits and bobs.  The sun came out and the weather was beautiful out of the wind.  I completely filled my day with activities and the time flew … Continue reading OTTERS AND JELLYFISH


Still waiting. I expected the courier to turn up today with the EPIRB but he was a no show. Called the dispatcher who sent it from Canoe Cove to learn that he doesn’t work weekends and will be back on Monday. I am getting so frustrated and stressed by this whole saga. I don’t want to say … Continue reading WATCHING THE WEED GROW


Once again waiting. The EPIRB was delivered today to Canoe Cove by Canada Post today. Now it’s is on its way to Port McNeil by Courier. Hopefully, fingers crossed it will arrive tomorrow. It looks like I will miss my sailing window early tomorrow morning and the forecast is now giving 40 knot N W’ly winds for … Continue reading THE WAITING GAME


I had breakfast in the cockpit at 7 this morning in shorts and brilliant sunshine. Then I went and retrieved the (empty) crab pot. But not discouraged, the bait had gone so I just need to place the bait better and should have some results next time. The forecast today was not good so only a short … Continue reading BREAKFAST IN THE COCKPIT