Shearwater Resort & Marina

Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 12 – Shearwater

Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 12 Shearwater Marine & Resort Day 12 – Thursday Small improvements continue at the resort. The menu in the pub has been updated. The stores continue to evolve with a remodel and expansion of the grocery store. There is a new fitness center located amongst the shops, The store “Hodge Podge” continues…

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Landon’s Cruising Report – The Charm of Chemainus

Landon’s Cruising Report – The Charm of Chemainus From Ladysmith we continued a few miles south to our next stop, Chemainus, a tourist town known for its large murals painted on the sides of many buildings by professional artists. The murals are taken from historic photographs and research of Chemainus’ past history. For a self-guided tour,…

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Murals in Chemainus, BC.
Goodies at the Ladysmith Town Bakery.

Landon’s Cruising Report – Indulgence at Ladysmith

Landon’s Cruising Report – Indulgence at Ladysmith Today we departed Nanaimo and transited Dodd Narrows an hour before slack; the current was running at 3 knots.  We arrived early to avoid the onslaught of boats that would be transiting the Narrows at slack during this busy summer. Passing through with only one other boat, we continued…

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Ocean Falls

Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 11 – Ocean Falls

  Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 11 Ocean Falls Day 11 – Wednesday Our passage from Pruth Bay to Ocean Falls took us out Hakai Pass and up Fitz Hugh Sound. Soon we had to stop for a whale show as the humpbacks frolicked for us. We turned up Cousins Inlet and approached the ghost town…

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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…

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Bagpipe player in Nanimo, BC.
John and Amanda Neal

Offshore Cruising Seminar​ – April 7, 2018

Cruisers College – April 2018 Offshore Cruising Seminar with John and Amanda Neal Saturday, April 7, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Singles – $145 / Couples – $275 Register HERE. Worldwide cruisers and instructors, John and Amanda Neal, will be joining the 2018 Cruisers College program with their well regarded “Offshore Cruising Seminar.” Considering…

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Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 10 – Time to Cross Cape Caution

  Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 10 Pruth Bay Day 10 – Tuesday From Fury Cove, it was smooth and short 20 mile run to Pruth Bay. We stopped there to take the hike to the beautiful West Beach. They many of us took the more challenging hike and trail to North Beach facing Hakai Pass.…

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Sand Art at Pruth Bay.
Crossing Cape Caution.

Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 9 – Time to Cross Cape Caution

Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 9 Time to Cross Cape Caution Day 9 – Sunday, Memorial Day While everyone groaned about getting up at 4:30 a.m. for, the 5 a.m. crossing of Cape Caution and past Egg Island, it turned out to be one of the smoothest I have taken with a mere several-inch chop. At Egg Island, we…

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Landon’s Cruising Report – Off the Beaten Path

Landon’s Cruising Report – Off the Beaten Path Our Nephew John, who flew to Campbell River, joined us aboard Got d’ Fever for our continued cruise southward along the Strait of Georgia.  Our first stop was at Comox, where we tied up at the Harbour Authority docks and then walked to Filberg Park. Located on the east side…

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Thatch Pub on Thornby Island.
Cruising to the Broughtons.

Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 8 – Cruising to Port McNeill

Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 8 Cruising to Port McNeill Day 8 – Sunday – Port McNeill We left Pierre’s at Echo Bay at 9 a.m. for a smooth trip to Port McNeill. This was our chance to refuel and provision before heading up to Northern BC. That evening we had a potluck dinner in their grilling area…

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Landon’s Cruising Report – Drive-In Boat Wash

 Landon’s Cruising Report – Drive-In Boat Wash Departing Rebecca Spit, we headed south along the southern end of Quadra Island and discovered a large field of yellow buoys marking a scallop farm, approximately a mile long.  Boaters should move well offshore to avoid this extensive field of buoys which are not shown on some charts.…

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Hydro Clean hull wash