• The Christmas drawing room. Photo courtesy of Craigdarroch Castle

    There’s plenty for boaters to do in Victoria at Christmas

    We first came to know Victoria by accident. It was November of 2008 and we had recently rounded Cape Flattery after working our way up the West Coast and had absolutely no idea what to do next — the options were overwhelming. So we decided ...

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Fury Cove: The good, the bad and the ugly

We made our first trip to Fury Cove last season after spending a month or so cruising the Central Coast while we waited for northwesterly winds to set in along the West Coast of Vancouver Island.  We arrived late in the afternoon and had an early departure planned for the following morning, which gave us just enough […]

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A tale of two toddlers

s/v Yare (image cadged from svyare.blogspot.com) The Center for Wooden Boats has a Third-Friday Speaker each month for most of the year.  This month’s event was a particularly timely topic for me.  Tor and Jessica Bjorklund spoke on the topic of sailing the Inside Passage to Alaska… with two toddlers! Their boat, s/v Yare, will […]

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The Mizzen Mission–Lowering the Old Stick

We knew when we bought Fair Dinkum  that the mizzen mast needed replacing.  Our survey found that there was substantial rot at the base where the construction of the wood mast goes from hollow to solid.  The reason was pretty simple.  There was nowhere for water that got in the mast to drain.  Usually there is […]

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Seattle to Anacortes in five minutes

What’s better than a friend asking if you can help deliver a Jeanneau 42 from Seattle to Anacortes on a windy fall day? Taking along your video camera and putting together a fun, fast five minute recap of the adventure. If can’t get out on the water today, you can at least enjoy watching this […]

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