Continuing South Along Vancouver Island’s “Wild Side”

The next day began just as it Otter. 🤣😂🤣😂 (Couldn’t resist!) As we prepped to get under way the following morning, I spotted this cutie floating close to the boat all alone. No other otters in sight. I have to wonder… … 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

Sailing On… To the West Side of Vancouver Island

Those of you who are regular readers here, know we lost Sadie while preparing to round the north end of Vancouver Island for our journey down the west side. At the time, I didn’t really care whether we continued or … Continue reading

A Whale of a Tale or Two! (Warning… Image Intensive!)

Well into our second summer aboard Summer Breeze, we’ve lost track of the number of Humpback Whales we’ve seen, but it’s still a thrill each time. With Humpbacks, you typically see the spout rising from the surface before you see … Continue reading

Back To Safe Passages and The Cove With No Name

After our harrowing experience crossing back over Hecate Strait, we were completely exhausted. Because I changed our course to avoid the waves hitting us directly on the side, we were nowhere near our planned destination which was chosen for it’s … Continue reading

Final Days in Haida Gwaii

After a few days of rest, refueling and restocking in Queen Charlotte City, we set out for our last adventure in Haida Gwaii… in search of the infamous Mosquito Pole. We heard about this totem pole from our friend Mary, … Continue reading

Haida Gwaii… Meandering North Through Gwaii Haanas

We finally got past the stormy weather (described in my last post), and left Rose Harbor for more exploration of Gwaii Haanas. I should mention that our approach and direction of travel was opposite of what most boaters do when … Continue reading

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