A new voyage, a(n almost) new boat

Quoddy’s Run has been in the shed in Canoe Cove all winter, undergoing extensive repairs to her decks, which now look brand new.  New port lights, new hatches, new stanchions, new mast collar and various subtle bits of new rigging to go with the new sails we got last year. A new mortgage too, to pay for it all, but hey, you only live once, and we figure Quoddy’s Run is just about–even with all of that–the cheapest waterfront real estate anyone can imagine in BC.

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We wanted the boat to be tough and dry for our trip to Alaska. And then after that, for when we cross the Pacific.

Will we make it to Alaska this year?  Or will we be waylaid by other interesting sights and adventures?

We’ll report it all here!



About Karin Cope

Karin Cope lives on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia. She is a poet, sailor, photographer, scholar, rural activist, blogger and an Associate Professor at NSCAD University. Her publications include Passionate Collaborations: Learning to Live with Gertrude Stein, a poetry collection entitled What we're doing to stay afloat, and, since 2009, a photo/poetry blog entitled Visible Poetry: Aesthetic Acts in Progress. Over the course of the last decade, with her partner and collaborator Marike Finlay, Cope has sailed to and conducted fieldwork in a number of remote or marginal coastal communities in British Columbia and Mexico. Their joint writings range from activist journalism and travel and policy documents, to an illustrated popular material history of the Lunenburg Foundry entitled Casting a Legend, as well as their ongoing west coast travel blog, West By East.
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7 Responses to A new voyage, a(n almost) new boat

  1. Jay Bigland says:

    Hi Karin and Marike,
    We are here in Nanaimo awaiting Quoddy to run up here. Give us a call when you get close to town.
    Jay + Anita

  2. Bess Rose says:

    Oh boy, Alaska!! Take your bird book!!

  3. Sandy says:

    That looks awesome. It’s a well deserved vacation for both of you.

  4. wendy watson smith and wayne mundle says:

    A beautiful boat! What an amazing adventure it will be! You are in our thought! Soon our boat will be in the water
    Wendy & Wayne Mushaboom

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