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

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

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

Oh Canada… the Gulf Islands and Beyond

Gulf Islands, British Columbia, Canada

A month after departing Olympia we sailed into Canadian waters! First priority was going through customs which we did in Sydney Harbor. This is a sizable harbor with several marinas and yacht clubs. After “checking in” by phone (just that … Continue reading

British Columbia’s “Big Island”

After a month and a half of travel through western Canada I finally arrived on Vancouver Island. (It really IS a big island… the largest Pacific Island east of New Zealand!) I ended my last post with an overnight stay in … Continue reading