Deep Cove Public Wharf and North Shore Marina.

Day Tripping to British Columbia’s Deep Cove in Indian Arm

The Creek Marina (formerly Mosquito Creek Marina) in North Vancouver served us well as a base of operations for a planned day-trip to Indian Arm. A local’s favorite cruising ground, Indian Arm is one of the most scenic areas in Greater Vancouver. The Coast Range Mountains rise 5,000 feet over the inlet. From Vancouver Harbour,…

Main Gun Emplacement at the top of Yorke Island.

WWII Ruins on Yorke Island in Johnstone Strait

The reef just off Yorke Island in Johnstone Strait. Departing Lagoon Cove we motored through ‘The Blow Hole’ between E. Cracroft and Minstrel Islands into Chatham and Havannah Channels reaching Johnstone Strait.  Not surprising, Johnstone Strait was choppy but improved as we proceeded eastward. Seeing that the seas had become settled, we took the opportunity to…

Fisgard Lighthouse at the entrance to Esquimalt Harbour.

Ruins from the 1800’s at Esquimalt Harbour

After departing Victoria Harbour, we circled around Duntz Head in 20-knot winds to make our way back north into nearby Esquimalt Harbour. The Royal Canadian Navy has a base here, and pleasure craft needs to contact ‘Queens Harbour Master Operations’ on VHF Channel 10 when entering and exiting the harbour between Fisgard Lighthouse and Duntze…

Bagpipe player in Nanimo, BC.

Landon’s Cruising Report – A Rendezvous with History

Landon’s Cruising Report – A Rendezvous with History After an enjoyable night’s stay at Hornby Island Harbour Authority Docks, we headed for Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, where our Nephew spent another night with us aboard Got d’ Fever before departing the following day via Seair floatplane service.  We enjoyed the day touring many of the popular sights in Nanaimo:  the…

WWII gun emplacement on Yorke Island.

Landon’s Cruising Report – WWII Ruins on Yorke Island

  Landon’s Cruising Report – WWII Ruins on Yorke Island Departing Lagoon Cove we motored through ‘The Blow Hole’ between E. Cracroft and Minstrel Islands into Chatham and Havannah Channels reaching Johnstone Strait.  Not surprising, Johnstone Strait was choppy but improved as we proceeded eastward.  Seeing that the seas had become settled, we took the opportunity to…