A Day of Kayaking on Maligne Lake

While visiting Jasper National Park, we took one day to drive out to the incredible Maligne Lake and drop our kayaks in the water, for a 17 mile excursion to and from Spirit Island. The only other option for seeing … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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