Schafer’s Blog 2: We’re Cruising Now!

Saturday, June 2 p.m. It was an adjustment to realize that we weren’t renting Hele Mai by the hour. That seems subtle, but it means that the only cost associated with operating is fuel so as long as we got where we wanted to be by dark, the slower the better. Hele Mai can cruise…

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Schafer’s Blog 1: Round and Round We Go

June 2, 2012 There were a few minor maintenance things the charter company still had to do on Saturday morning and both the maintenance guy and our instructor were scheduled to show up around 9:00. We could all have slept until 8:00 local and been fine, but I was up at 4:30. One might guess…

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Schafer’s 2012 Blog – San Juan Islands

Bob Schafer and his family recently completed a bareboat cruise in the San Juan Islands on a Defever 46. It was their first time to run any boat larger than a ski runabout and part of an adventure to learn how to run one. To that end, they had an instructor for the first couple…

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2013 Waggoner Cruising Guide App Now Available

The 2013 Waggoner Cruising Guide is now available for the iPad on the Apple App Store. For just $9.99, the complete Waggoner Cruising Guide, including destination descriptions, tips from our experience, local knowledge, photographs, and marina diagrams can be downloaded onto your iPad for quick access anywhere, anytime. And because the entire database is stored…

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Squirrel Cove – The log is still there

As you noted on page 229 of this year’s Guide regarding anchoring in Squirrel Cove, “At least one tough old log might still be down there….” Well, we found it! After two beautiful days in the anchorage tucked in between the two small islands at the head of the bay (our third time in the…

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The Bread Boat has Moved to Maple Bay

One more tidbit: Atravida, “The Bread Boat” is no longer is Montague. Judy has had to withdraw from baking on the boat (now moored in Maple Bay) to take care of a family member. Still putting out some baked goods for Chemainus Days and such, but not on the water. Bakes every Sunday “to order”…

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Koleszar Marine & Power – Highly Recommended

Eric Eberhard sent the following message: I want to strongly recommend that you visit Koleszar Marine & Power Equipment the next time you are in Powell River and include them in your next issue of the Waggoner Guide. Our tender uses a Honda 20. The motor quit in Jervis Inlet about midway between Egmont and…

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Destination Focus – Page Point Marina

Welcome to the Waggoner Guide’s new Destination Focus, which will give you an opportunity to get to know a little more about some of the spectacular destinations around the Pacific Northwest. We hope you enjoy getting to know Page Point Marina a little better. Enjoy amazing views and award winning food at this cozy hidden…

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NEWS FLASH: New Homfray Lodge in Desolation Sound

We were crusining In Desolation Sound last week and spotted a beautiful lodge in Homfray Channel behind Foster Point, between Forbes Bay and Attwood Bay. Their website is www.homfraylodge.com. They offer 250 feet of transient moorage. You can reach them at telephone: 604-740-6032, email: info@homfraylodge.com. It would be a big boost for them if you…

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Slowing down, taking flight—Bob’s Cruise Report

Well this was embarrassing. We’re happily anchored in a cozy little spot just west of 78-meter-high Blair Islet in the Broughtons’ MacKenzie Sound, at the eastern end of rocky Hopetown Passage. The Blair Islet anchorage was recommended to us by Jack Green, M/V Brizo, when we were tied at the Jennis Bay Marina. I didn’t…

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NEWS FLASH: Teakerne Arm Dock Damaged

We have received a report from a Waggoner Guide reader that the dock at the Teakerne Arm waterfalls is damaged and up on the rocks. Teakerne Arm This dock is used to land dinghies and to allow you to take the short hike up to Cassel Lake. We will report further as we learn more.…

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