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 BEER PROBLEM

A NIGHT TO FORGET, A DAY TO REMEMBER

Last night I anchored in Columbia Cove, what an awful anchorage.  The wind howled in all night, great express train gusts that spun Truce all over the place, straining at the anchor cable.  I didn’t get much sleep as the shore was close, a dragged anchor would have put us on the rocks in no … Continue reading A NIGHT TO FORGET, A DAY TO REMEMBER

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 GALE WARNING AND GREAT SAILING

GLORIOUS WEATHER AND SCENERY

The weather forecast this morning was calling a gale warning and strong north westerly winds.  I felt a bit disheartened as it has been raining on and off all night and the morning was overcast and miserable. I gave myself a kick up the backside, picked up the anchor and headed out to see what … Continue reading GLORIOUS WEATHER AND SCENERY

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 SUMMER FOG

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 ACROSS QUEEN CHARLOTTE STRAIT

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 FURY COVE