Calvert Island and Bella Bella… Last Stops Before the Crossing to Haida Gwaii

From Fury Cove we crossed Fitz Hugh Sound to Calvert Island, where we traveled west up a long inlet to Pruth Bay. We were told this island’s west coast boasts one of the finest beaches on the entire west coast, … Continue reading

Continuing North to The Broughton’s and Beyond

Although I could have stayed in the cove near Port Neville for several more days, enjoying the Grizzlies and the tranquility of the place, we continued north after only one night and headed toward The Broughton’s. Normally we would stay … Continue reading

It’s Getting Grizzly Out Here!

We departed Gorge Harbor on May 23 on a beautiful sunny day, crossed the Strait of Georgia, rounded Cape Mudge and ducked into Campbell River for gas. Then we set out again up the notorious Seymour Narrows. Here the current … Continue reading

Desolation Sound

As mentioned in my last post, we attempted a visit to Desolation Sound during last year’s voyage. Made it all the way up there as a matter of fact, but we had no sooner turned the last corner at Sarah … Continue reading

Princess Louisa Inlet Again! Yep… Loved it That Much!!

Early on the morning of May 12th we set out from the dock at Egmont, on our way yet again to Princess Louisa Inlet. We were there last year in August… a four boat flotilla with friends from Olympia… and … Continue reading

More Than Just a Pipe-Dream- The Story of Zephyr by John Thompson

Zephyr is a 10’ Tenderfoot sailing dinghy designed and built as part of the 2017 Edensaw Challenge in Port Townsend WA. She is built of western red cedar and covered with two coats of clear fiberglass inside and out. The … Continue reading

Sunshine and “Summer Breeze”

Our “summer” (late spring thru summer) adventures aboard Summer Breeze could not have started out under better weather conditions. For springtime in the northwest this warm, sunny weather is almost unheard of and we were soaking it up! Our first … Continue reading

Rolling into Spring- Northwest Washington

Port Townsend, Washington, USA

We left Sekiu the morning of March 25th for our home stretch. Home being Bellingham, where our sailboat was stored “on the hard”, waiting for some TLC before going back in the water. We opted for the Highway 113 route … Continue reading

Washington- Around the Olympic Peninsula

Washington, USA

We arrived back in our home state of Washington via the Astoria Bridge. Since John and I have both spent a bit of time in Astoria and Longbeach, we moved along to our next campsite about 100 miles farther up … Continue reading

We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Programming!

Washington, USA

We are on the water again!! Saturday, May 4th, we departed Bellingham Harbor for a long summer voyage through Canadian waters. Here’s the scoop…. We had a very full month of bottom painting, teak refinishing, new prop and shaft, new … Continue reading