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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Coal Harbour & Port Alice – Vancouver Island

Mark, We’ve spent a few days in the Coal Harbour area trying to get mail. Very slow, the last time we’ll try the Canadian mail service. Two weeks now out of Seattle. One last try today, then it will have to be returned. There is a great little museum in Coal Harbour in the remaining…

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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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Walter’s Cove & Tahsis – West Coast V.I. Update

Steve Hulsizer sent this message: We’re in Walters Cove on a Thursday, when the Uchuck III arrives. The Kyuquot Inn serves dinner for them and anybody who wants join in. It is an excellent dinner; tonight it was roast pork, roast potatoes, braised red cabbage, hummus, lentils and nan, with coffee and brownies for desert.…

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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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Cordero Lodge Serving Marvelous Dinners

We wanted to report we had a wonderful evening with Steve and Laurie Lyon at Cordero Lodge, with all the warmth of previous years. We were welcomed with a special snack when we arrived early in the day, and encouraged to enjoy the warm fire on a rainy afternoon. Steve is the chef, using all…

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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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Chemainus Navigation Hazards Reported

Two items fresh off the tip sheet. 1) Chemainus: Now has their own WiFi at the dock. 2) Chemainus: off Hospital Rock, two buoys that are awash or underwater depending upon tide are attached to a sunken barge. Hazard to Navigation. Heard in every Wx report. More to come. Al & Becca Szymanski S.V. Halona…

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