BOAT GARAGE SALE

This morning I went to a boat garage sale in Victoria.  Very happy I went as I picked up some bargains and crossed a couple of items off my ‘to get’ list.  Luckily I was able to get into the venue early with a vendor and have a scope around before the public entered. First... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

NORTHBOUND VOYAGE ENDS

Today Ngozi and I had some quality time together in Hoonah.  Once the usual chores of laundry, provisioning and maintenance were out of the way we went for a walk around Hoonah.  Its not a big place so its not a difficult mission but the locals are friendly and always have time for a chat... Continue Reading →

CHANDLERS ANNUAL SALE

Lovely bright weather today and a trip to the chandlers in Victoria for their annual sale.  The place was buzzing but I didn’t see any real bargains.  Managed to get a handheld VHF and new life jacket plus some other odds and ends.  Stopped off in Sidney on the way back. In the afternoon I... Continue Reading →

A DAY OUT IN VICTORIA

It was Brass Monkey weather this morning so decided to get the bus to Victoria, good decision the day turned out to be sparkling and once I had warmed up really enjoyed it. I picked up some tide tables and a guide to Alaska wildlife at Munro’s Bookshop, what a great place.  We now have... Continue Reading →

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