Final Days of Summer on Summer Breeze

After our most memorable day on the water (last post), and then a good night’s rest in Port Renfrew, we set out again the following morning… passing more sea caves and fishermen on our way out of San Juan Cove. … Continue reading

Cruising Vancouver Island’s Wild West Coast… Kyuquot Sound

It’s always a bit of a struggle going back to a period of time, and writing about it with the enthusiasm and detail with which I experienced it. The woes of a traveling adventure-blogger I guess. This post takes me … Continue reading

Paddling Marble River, Quatsino Sound

After the wonderful experience we had adventuring up Mahatta Creek, we were excited for our next stop, Varney Bay, at the mouth of Marble River. To get there we had to travel up Quatsino Narrows, which can run 6 knots … Continue reading

Discovering Quatsino Sound, West Vancouver Island

After a night in Browning Inlet we headed for Koskimo Bay, a little farther up Quatsino Sound. We set out fairly early because we planned on kayaking up Mahatta Creek, which is best done at high tide. The usual sightings … Continue reading

Gwaii Haanas… Coves, Inlets and Heritage

Although we could have hung out in Haswell Bay for a few more days (we liked it that much!), we headed back out into Juan Perez Sound in route to another Haida Heritage site at Gandll K’in Gwaay.yaay (aka Hotspring … 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

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

Sailing Into Summers End

On the morning of September 12th, we pulled up anchor and headed west across Malispina Strait. ¬†At this point we were down to the last ten days of our summer voyage, and hoped to make the most of our time. … Continue reading

Sailing the Canadian Islands

After farewells and good wishes to the rest of our Princess Louisa flotilla, we turned toward Desolation Sound roughly 50 nautical miles to the north, pretty much requiring a stop along the way. The west facing harbour of Lund was … 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