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Sailing into Vancouver

Sailing into a large contemporary city is a wonderful and rather anachronistic thrill. It can also feel a bit daunting, for contemporary urban ports like Vancouver contain all sorts of obstacles, challenges and marine traffic, from kayaks to tankers to float planes, all moving at different speeds and in different directions. Continue reading

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Running Rapids North (The Historical Record)

The first published account of the challenging rapids awaiting any sailor or paddler headed north of Desolation Sound appears in an 18th century Spanish document, the English title of which is A Spanish Voyage to Vancouver and the North-West Coast … Continue reading

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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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Passages in Howe Sound

1-10 June 2012 We do some repairs, laundry and communications, meet up with Vancouver friends, and wait for Elisabeth to arrive from Nova Scotia. It is all very exciting though much of this activity involves using the boat like a … Continue reading

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Strait Crossings

Thursday 31 May 2012 We set out from Nanaimo for Howe Sound in the morning, after listening to the weather report.  It’s about 26 miles across the Georgia Strait, anchorage to anchorage, on a calm grey morning. We hope for … Continue reading

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