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

A Tribute To My “Gypsy Dogs”

How does one begin the story of two such incredible dogs? At the beginning, I guess. First came sweet, gentle-spirited Jazzy. I will never forget the day I found her. Shortly after a divorce 14 years ago I had the urge … 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

Out of Gwaii Haanas With Civilization On the Radar

In my last post we arrived, and anchored in Lagoon Bay as sunset peaked through the blanket of clouds. It was a lovely sight, and and brought us hope that the low clouds that followed us would part and allow … 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

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