Gow-Piddington-Campbell Islands

Landon’s Cruising Report – Consolation Prize

Gow-Piddington-Campbell Islands

Landon’s Cruising Report – Consolation Prize

We said our goodbye’s to Ocean Falls and departed Cousins Inlet, turning west through Gunboat Pass and continuing once again towards sea via Seaforth Channel.  Turning south through Raymond Passage, we entered the outer islands of the ‘Spider Anchorage’ Area…read more of their adventures HERE.

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Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 5 – Dent Rapids to Johnstone Strait

Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 5 Dent Rapids to Johnstone Strait Day 5 Thursday – Clears skies and brilliant sunshine made for a beautiful cruise up Lewis and Calm Channel. Timing was important. This was the day of a new moon, with the strongest tides of the month. We had to hit it right for slack at Dent Rapids. To…

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An abandoned home in Ocean Falls, BC.

Landon’s Cruising Report – More Ghostly Images in Ocean Falls

Landon’s Cruising Report – More Ghostly Images in Ocean Falls We said our goodbye’s to Ocean Falls and departed Cousins Inlet, turning west through Gunboat Pass and continuing once again towards sea via Seaforth Channel.  Turning south through Raymond Passage, we entered the outer islands of the ‘Spider Anchorage’ Area…read more of their adventures HERE.

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South Puget Sound’s Quaint Marinas

The beautiful cruising waters of South Puget Sound, south of The Narrows, has so much to offer Pacific Northwest boaters, with its 10 Washington State Parks with saltwater access, secluded anchorages, and large full-service marinas. Some of our favorite South Sound places to visit don’t fit in any of these categories. They are small privately…

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Ghost Town of The Rain People

Landon’s Cruising Report – Ghost Town of The Rain People

Landon’s Cruising Report – Ghost Town of The Rain People Today’s destination Ocean Falls, is a modern-day ghost town which continues to intrigue us, we always seem to discover something new as we wander through the ruins of this once populace mill town.  We departed Shearwater through Gunboat Passage, which connects to Fisher Channel. Gunboat Passage has…

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Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 4 – Melanie Cove

Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 4 Pender Harbour to Melanie Cove Day 4 Wednesday – While lying in bed after midnight it appeared the winds had dropped to nothing in Pender Harbour. But what would they be like on Malaspina Strait after sunrise? We listened to the weather radio report and consulted online weather sources. It…

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Melanie Cove

Northern B.C. Coast 2017 Updates

Northern B.C. Coast Cow Bay Marina (July 7, 2017) The new Cow Bay Marina is pretty special. A miracle when you consider how quickly it reached final approval and was completed. Location, location, location – it is close to the shops and restaurants of Cow Bay and has room for 52 boats depending on the…

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A Very Cool New App for Whale Lovers in British Columbia

Photo credit: Destination British Columbia Whales have been avoiding me most of my life. As a kid, my parents would take my sisters and me out day-tripping from Cowichan Bay around Bold Bluff Point to Burgoyne Bay. There were always whales about, but as I got older and bought my own boat, they became more…

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View of Fischer Channel.

Landon’s Cruising Report – Pruth to Shearwater

Landon’s Cruising Report – Pruth to Shearwater We exited Pruth Bay via the north arm of Kwakshua Channel and entered Haikai Passage, exposed to the ocean.  Our planned route was to enter Kildidt Sound and skirt through the Kittyhawk Group, and Hurricane, Spitfire, and Spider Islands.  These islands were named in honor of aircraft flown in WWII…read…

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Day 17- Alaska Flotilla 2017 – Arrived in Prince Rupert, B.C.

Day 17 of the Alaska Flotilla – Arrived in Prince Rupert B.C. Lots of bear and whale sightings so far this year! We’ll be beyond the range of internet for many days. But our location will be shown on our boat’s tracker. To see a map of where we have been and where we are: https://share.garmin.com/MarkBunzel…

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Prince Rupert

Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 3 – Pender Harbour

Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 3 Silva Bay to Pender Harbour Day 3 Tuesday – One of our boats found they had a problem with their radar.  On Day 1 in the fog, it didn’t work, and he tucked up close behind Sea Raven to follow us through the fog bank. After a sunny and uneventful cruise…

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Day 16- Alaska Flotilla 2017 – Whales!

Day 16 of the Alaska Flotilla – Whales!!! We’ll be beyond the range of internet for many days. But our location will be shown on our boat’s tracker. To see a map of where we have been and where we are: https://share.garmin.com/MarkBunzel Go HERE to check out more of Margaret’s cruising reports. You can also follow the…

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Whale Breaching