• Destination: Ocean Falls

    Cousins Inlet, The Central Coast 52°21.15’N 127°41.90’W The Pacific Northwest is a vast cruising ground with hundreds of destinations to chose from, each one a little different than the last.  And situated at the head of Cousins Inlet, tucked away along the Central Coast of ...

The Salish Sea

This is the country of oysters, salmon and the jewel of the Salish Sea Dungeness Crab.  There are literally hundreds …Continue reading → [...] more Post and any images courtesy of Art of Hookie.Read the full post on Art of Hookie.

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New Rules for Big Older Vessels

If you’re a classic boat aficionado with a boat built in 1974, or earlier, and your classic measures over 65 feet in length, then you had better pay attention to a new law, House Bill 2457, which took effect last month. These new rules, initiated by the state Department of Natural Resources, and probably well […]

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He Sails She Sails

For the religious folk out there I will say this, God works in mysterious ways.  For everybody else I will …Continue reading → [...] more Post and any images courtesy of Art of Hookie.Read the full post on Art of Hookie.

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Port McNeill and sunshine

It’s been a little while since our last post – not very many places with internet, and those have shared bandwidth amongst a lot of boaters, and are on satellite, so this would have taken quite some time, and been very frustrating. We’ll try to fill in quickly here: We had a great time north […]

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Northwest Seaport turns 50

Northwest Seaport, the non-profit organization behind the historic tug Arthur Foss, the lightship Swiftsure, and the fishing troller Twilight, is turning 50 this year. It’s impossible to talk about the history of Northwest Seaport without talking about the history of the Wawona, the schooner the organization was founded to save. In the early 1960′s, according […]

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A sailboat under sail

In the middle

Eventually, of course, you will have to leave Nanaimo. Unless you are very, very fortunate (or simply are better planners than we) you will leave it for Blubber Bay. Blubber Bay, as you might expect, was a big whaling center in the 1880s. Today, it’s a limestone mining center. Limestone seems to be big, bigger […]

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Home is the Best Nest

Has it really been two weeks since I posted anything here? If it’s been that long, it must be because we were sailing! Looking back it feels as though we crammed a full month’s worth of adventure into what was … Continue reading →

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Wire woes…

Much of my time down here is spent digging around in somebody’s boat, trying to figure out why something has quit working. Now, don’t get me work, sometimes things just break, or wear out, but by far and away the biggest number of repairs I make have to do with faulty wiring. Corrosion, vibration, poorly […]

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