Monthly Archives: July 2012

Skinny dipping in Teakerne Arm

  24 June 2012 Near the bottom of a deep Cove which obtained the name of Cascade Cove about a mile & a half to the North East of the Ship there was a beautifull Waterfall which issued from a … Continue reading

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Life and Death, Flaming Passage

21 June 2012 It was the longest day of the year.  We were blessed with sunshine, water warm enough for a first swim of summer, the pleasure of a lazy row down the inlet past natural arbutus gardens—the great savour … Continue reading

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North of 50

  20 June 2012 Isabel Bay, Lancelot Inlet, Malaspina Inlet, Desolation Sound Desolation wasn’t quite desolate when we arrived, but it was dark. Cloudy. The mountains invisible.  Glowering, looming, lowering sky.  But today we wake and the sky is blue. … Continue reading

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Texada Island—“Sheet Harbour West”

18-19 June 2012 As we were reaching up the Malaspina Strait, we debated about where we should make a reprovisioning stop before we arrived in Desolation Sound.  A resort marina near Grief Point was pricey and commuting to Powell River … Continue reading

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“I’ve lost my rudder in the chuck!” (More Coast Guard Tales)

16 June 2012 What do you do when you hear someone cry out over the radio, “I’ve lost my rudder in the chuck?” If you’re the Comox Coast Guard Station, you reply immediately: “Station who reported losing its rudder in … Continue reading

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To the Trapper’s Cabin (Accidental Geocachers)

15 June 2012 As soon as we docked at Princess Louisa, everyone asked, “are you going to the trapper’s cabin?”  We had no idea what they were talking about—the trapper’s cabin?  Apparently some distance upward was a cabin, a ruin … Continue reading

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Eyes Rubbed Raw by Beauty

13-16 June 2012 Wednesday-Saturday Princess Louisa Inlet What a place! We smelled the cool fresh water as soon as we turned the corner into the foot of the inlet, though we’d already begun to hear the rush of the falls … Continue reading

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Sailing up Jervis Inlet II (Literary Interlude)

As we cruised up the narrow winding ribbon of Jervis Inlet, the sea seemed to part the mountains for us.  They lifted directly from the sea, forested, with sheer cliffs mossed in bronze. Across their glittering snow peaks traveled dark … Continue reading

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Sailing up Jervis Inlet I

13 June 2012 The cruising guides all warn sailors to be prepared for a long motor up the Jervis Inlet, a 46 mile fjord, if they’re headed to Princess Louisa Inlet and Chatterbox Falls. If you’re lucky, they say, you … Continue reading

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Downpour

12 June 2012 Tuesday Pender Harbour Rain drums steadily on the deck and hatches and streams of water roll off of the canvas. A day of cedar-tinged twilight until evening, which brings descending fog and more rain. They call Pender … Continue reading

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