Vancouver Island’s “Wild West” Side… Pinkerton Islands and The Broken Group

After our delightful visit up Pipestem Inlet, and a good night’s sleep in Cataract Cove, we continued our journey through Barkley Sound to a group of islands called the Pinkerton’s. It was enjoyable cruise amongst many islands getting there, and … Continue reading

Vancouver Island’s Wild West Side… Pipestem Inlet in Barkley Sound

After a couple of days in Ucluelet, we set out farther into Barkley Sound. Along the way I spotted the remote campground I’d stayed at five years ago… where my only visible neighbor was a Black Bear who strolled the … Continue reading

Vancouver Island’s Wild West Coast… Seven Days, Seven More Gorgeous Places

After two idle days… waiting out the weather at dock in Kyuquot Inlet… it was still gnawing at me that we “blew” (literally) right past a colony of Puffins a few days prior. I’d never seen Puffins in the wild, … Continue reading

Arizona… The Only Thing Missing is an Ocean Beach!

Lost Dutchman State Park, Arizona, USA

After parting with the masses at Grand Canyon we moved on south to Lost Dutchman State Park, a place I had enjoyed once before. The campground sits at the base of Superstition Mountain, about 40 miles east of downtown Phoenix, … Continue reading

Princess Louisa Inlet… A Treasure Worth the Voyage!

British Columbia, Canada

Princess Louisa was without a doubt the high of our first summer cruising together on Summer Breeze. A little more than a month after setting out through the Puget Sound, San Juan Islands and Gulf Islands of Canada we met … Continue reading

The Remainder of Puget Sound

[subscribe2] Our next stop was Hidden Cove. Unlike the destinations we often seek, this cove was surrounded on all sides by homes… big beautiful homes. But there was still a peacefulness about place and we found room to anchor near … Continue reading

Top Eleven Favorite Places from My Three Year Long Road Trip

As many of you know, I’ve relinquished my “full-time road warrior” status in order to be closer to my parents in my hometown of Longview Washington. Here, I am within minutes of my Dad’s house as well as my Mom … Continue reading

Oh Canada! Crossing British Columbia

Early morning on July 3rd I left Purden Lake Provincial Park and headed west toward my next destination… the town of Smithers. Along the way I found a place to leave my motorhome behind in Vanderhoof so I could make a … Continue reading

Oh Canada! Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park

After my last post I had only one day left to spend in Jasper National Park. One day, and I intended to make the most of it. With the sun shining brightly once again I set out for what many would consider … Continue reading

California Coast- Morro Bay to Big Sur

The bright orange poppies I saw decorating the hills around Merced River near Yosemite brought back such vivid memories of my college years that I couldn’t resist the urge to revisit the California Coast before continuing my trek north. It meant backtracking … Continue reading