PRECIPICE COVE – INCESSANT RAIN

For three days I have been hunkered down in Precipice Sound, behind Macdonell Island.  It has rained continuously since I arrived.  According to the boats up in Blanket Bay it is raining there as well.  This cove is very well sheltered from both wind and sea, hardly a ripple on the water, its hard to... Continue Reading →

SINGLEHANDED SAILING AGAIN

Monday morning and Ngozi caught the bus out of Deep Cove to Te Anau.  Well actually it’s a bus to Lake Manapouri and then a ferry across the lake to Manapouri Town.  I was sorry to see her go.  We have had quite an adventure this past two months.  Having another pair of hands on... Continue Reading →

BEER PROBLEM

After a perfect night in Dixie Cove I am now fully rested and happy with life again.  Dixie Cove is a good anchorage and recommended, I pulled up globs of black smelly mud on the anchor, lovely. The weather forecast was a gale warning again.  The Canadian weather forecasters seem to call it higher than... Continue Reading →

GALE WARNING AND GREAT SAILING

The anchorage in Klaskish Inlet is protected and secure, hardly any wind gets, its cocooned from the outside world.  The weather forecast called north-westerly gales so I had to leave the anchorage to find out what the weather was doing outside.  Well, there was quite a big sea and swell running and I decided to... Continue Reading →

SUMMER FOG

Today I didn’t see much, most of the day was spent in fog.  I rounded Cape Scott at the top of Vancouver Island less than half a mile off but it remained invisible, shrouded in fog.  Of course fog meant little wind so I motored from Bull Harbour around to Sea Otter Cove on the... Continue Reading →

ACROSS QUEEN CHARLOTTE STRAIT

This morning started with beautiful calm weather at Fury Cove.  North Westerlies, fifteen to twenty knots forecast, perfect to carry us around Cape Caution and down to Vancouver Island.  In expectation of a wonderful sail across Queen Charlotte Sound I set off. Once in Fitz Hugh Channel I came across five humpback whales breaching.  It... Continue Reading →

FURY COVE

Yesterday we transited the daunting Spitfire Passage, tonight we are anchored in the evocatively named Fury Cove on Penrose Island. Today we have been treated to beautiful clear sparkling weather and warm, no hot, sunshine.  On the route today we dodged between rocks, reefs and islands.  Once clear of Bremner Cove this morning the route... Continue Reading →

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