What a great day today. We fueled up in Neah Bay and then motored out past Cape Flattery in the fog and down the coast to La Push. The fog lifted just as we approached Cape Flattery, the very tip of WA state. We experienced fog and choppy seas but overall great conditions for the [...]
Distance traveled: 22.7 miles Travel time: 3 hrs, 20 mins The first part of today’s trip, in the upper left corner, involved re-tracing our steps through the narrow mouth of Hole in the Wall, ending in the bottom right corner at Von Donop Inlet. This brought us into our first southbound stop in Desolation Sound. [...]
What a long day today of motoring from east to west through the Strait of Juan De Fuca. We looked at the weather at 5:45am and made the decision to delay our start of the long day as the winds were higher than desired. Gale force winds were forecast for one portion. Heavy fog also [...]
Flag etiquette rules aren’t required as a cruiser, but you should know the basics to avoid embarrassing yourself or offending others. Beyond that is up to you, but there’s a whole language to flags that is interesting to learn. As a fan of flag etiquette. I like to think I know a few things about flags, but I learned [...]
Sailing is fun. You wouldn’t think you’d have to say that, but browsing boat magazines and websites, one could get the idea that boats are about being tough, doing grueling maintenance, or traveling to exotic locales. No folks, they’re definitely … Continue reading →
August 5-15, 2014 Channels upon channels, upon straits, upon passages, upon more channels…It is easy to imagine the early explorers getting lost in British Columbia’s (BC’s) labyrinthine waterways. I frequently lose track of where we are and have to run to consult the chart. We checked into Canadian Customs in Prince Rupert, which as far [...]
This 24′ Bayliner was adrift off Cypress Island sans power yesterday afternoon. Two and a half hours later she was safe in her slip at Cap Sante.