Here’s another great video by Three Sheets contributor Steve Monrad. Read the full post on The Tolly Roger Blog.
Here’s our latest installment from friend and guest columnist Jim Burgoyne of SalishSeaPilot.com… Standing at the end of the public wharf, looking beyond Shoal Bay, across Cordero Channel and north up Phillips Arm, the view is about as lovely and dreamlike as they get in the Discovery Islands. Then you turn around, look up at the East Thurlow Island […]
For Northwest cruisers embarking on the “Big U” from Seattle to New England, Cuba lies directly in the path as a no-longer forbidden fruit. When we began our 2015-2016 cruising season after transiting the canal in April, Elizabeth Jean, our Passport 40, was in Shelter Bay Panama. Read more from Part I. Our first day […]
As the week ended, we left Shearwater and motored down to Sea Otter Inlet, an all-weather anchorage, off Fitz Hugh Sound to wait out more gale-force winds. By Friday morning, Environment Canada had bumped that up to storm-force but if anything moved through our area (it did), we didn’t notice. We swung a bit at […]
With Lizette Falls and Fiordland Recreational Area in our wake, it was time to get serious. The days are falling off the calendar at an alarmingly fast rate and we only have two weeks to clear Cape Caution and get back down into the protection of Vancouver Island before our insurance rider expires. Covering 150 […]
Leaving Bishop Bay* and sailing down Princess Royal Channel, the stretch of water that separates the island of the same name from the mainland, we struggled to find help from the current despite the fact that it was supposed to be in our favour. Our destination, Bottleneck Inlet off Finlayson Channel, laid 55 miles away […]
For most, the “refuge” in Refuge Cove refers to the cover it offers from cold winter winds. To some, bursting at the seams with brilliant insights amassed while bobbing in the lonely anchorages of Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands, it means relief. Indeed, you will be hard pressed to find a more congenial spot to share your collection […]