Littlewood’s Cruise to Barkley – July 2012

Littlewood’s Cruise to Barkley – July 2012 General Our boat, Osprey, is a 38' LOA Sabreline power cruiser equipped for long duration remote cruising. We carry 2 Advanced Elements kayaks, a hard dinghy (looks like a RIB but it’s all fiberglass) on a Seawise davit system, a Honda EU2000i portable generator, 250’ of chain rode with a large Rocna anchor, 2 i...
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Mill Bay Marina – Recently Remodeled

Mill Bay Marina – Recently Remodeled Hello, We wanted to take a minute to let you know that the Mill Bay Marina has been rebuilt and is now open for business. We have been having a great opening season, though our services are not all completed, yet we do offer safe moorage, electricity, water, gas and diesel. We are located in the north w...
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Teakerne, Tracey & fishy business at James Point

Teakerne, Tracey & fishy business at James Point We dingied to Cassel Falls (Teakerne Arm) from our anchorage in the Copeland Islands on July 26, 2012. Wish I had read updates first! Dingy dock is still up on rocks, but sort of useable. Also visited Tracey Harbour to look for anchorage on July 17, and found that a logging operation has taken it over. Maybe st...
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Oleo’s – Great Time, Great Fishing

Oleo’s – Great Time, Great Fishing I want to report that we stopped at Oleo’s this summer and had a wonderful time. Paul and Melia Montoya are really trying hard to make Oleo’s work. They have built a fantastic new large cedar deck where they now serve dinner under a new gazebo. They have built new boat tie down rails on the dock. Sure it’s s...
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Ladysmith M.S. inspires compliments

Ladysmith M.S. inspires compliments During July my wife and I stopped in for several days at the Ladysmith Maritime Society docks. They have their new office/shower/laundry/head facility in and it is nothing less than great! The staff was always attentive & helpful. The whole experience at this marina and in Ladysmith were wonderful. John Worl...
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Schafer’s Blog 13: At Last, We’re Pro’s

Schafer’s Blog 13: At Last, We’re Pro’s Friday, June 8a.m. The run from Pleasant Bay to Bellingham is only about an hour even at Hele Mai speeds. The ladies had done an excellent job of planning food for the trip and there were only a few odds and ends left. Some of those odds and ends were leftover breakfast biscuits and as we approached Bellingham Harb...
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Schafer’s Blog 12: I Don’t Wanna Go Home!

Schafer’s Blog 12: I Don’t Wanna Go Home! Thursday, June 7p.m. When the tide turned at about 2:00 we crossed the Rosario Strait with no real trouble. It wasn’t nearly as bad as the Haro Strait had been the day before which shows the effect of having the wind against the tide versus a slack current. Even though the winds were higher, the waves were down by...
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Schafer’s Blog 11: Weather, What Weather?

Schafer’s Blog 11: Weather, What Weather? Thursday, June 7a.m. Thursday was forecast as another small craft advisory, but this time we needed to go anyway. We had to have Hele Mai back in Bellingham by noon on Friday, which meant we had to find an overnight anchorage within a couple of hours cruise of there - less if we didn’t want to get up especially...
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Schafer’s Blog 10: Hopefully Nobody Was Looking

Schafer’s Blog 10: Hopefully Nobody Was Looking Wednesday, June 6p.m. In the San Juans, the ebb tide generally flows north to south, so it had been helping us down Haro Strait all morning even if it caused some fairly sharp waves. Now we rode the flood tide north to our destination for the evening, Deer Harbor (“9” on the chart). Our path took us by Friday ...
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On the Inside Passage – Mark’s Cruise Report

On the Inside Passage – Mark’s Cruise Report After the short run from Port McNeill to the Alert Bay Boat Harbour docks in the fog, it was up to the U’Mista Cultural Centre museum to photograph the collection of potlatch regalia confiscated by the government in the 1921, when the potlatch was outlawed. I was thrilled to be given permission to photograph the coll...
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