WINTER SOLSTICE NEW ZEALAND

 21st June and the shortest day of the year.  Its wet and cold in Auckland and work on Truce has declined to a snail’s pace.  My casual job at Burnsco, travel for Marine Consultancy work and the short daylight hours all conspire to keep me off the boat for days at a time. From now on … Continue reading WINTER SOLSTICE NEW ZEALAND

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