Oh Canada… Banff National Park

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

After our incredible drive down Icefields Parkway we settled into our campsite at Tunnel Mountain, on the edge of the town of Banff (south end of Banff National Park). The rest of the afternoon/evening was spent on fun stuff like … Continue reading

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

Jasper National Park- What a Lot of Bull… Elk!

Finally, I made it back to Jasper National Park! This park, combined with Banff National Park, and the Icefields Parkway that connects the two, were amongst my favorite places during my three solo years of traveling. This was a first … Continue reading

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

A Most Incredible Day on West Vancouver Island

I’m so excited to finally be sharing this “most incredible day”!  Seriously, it was almost a burden trying to get the preceding posts out… while traveling… when I was so anxious to get to this one. I hope you all … Continue reading

Vancouver Island’s Wild West Side… Pipestem Inlet in Barkley Sound

After a couple of days in Ucluelet, we set out farther into Barkley Sound. Along the way I spotted the remote campground I’d stayed at five years ago… where my only visible neighbor was a Black Bear who strolled the … 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

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

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

Rolling into Spring- Northwest Washington

Port Townsend, Washington, USA

We left Sekiu the morning of March 25th for our home stretch. Home being Bellingham, where our sailboat was stored “on the hard”, waiting for some TLC before going back in the water. We opted for the Highway 113 route … Continue reading