Jennifer and James Hamilton, authors of our sister publication Cruising the Secret Coast, replaced their 40-foot Bayliner with a very carefully thought out 52-foot Nordhavn, and took the new boat to Alaska. Their blog, noted below, is an inspiration. Read, view and enjoy.
Well—we survived our trip. ... Details
The Georgia Strait Alliance (GSA) sent an alert that on extremely short notice, the Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans would be in B.C., holding hearings on a proposal to de-staff coastal lighthouses. This proposal was considered in 2009, but postponed after loud protests. Now it’s back again. Although I cannot... Details
About weather forecasts
Weather forecasts can be wrong. The forecast for the northern Strait of Georgia was for light winds, maybe 10 knots. And that’s what we found when we left Prideaux Haven, southbound to Pender Harbour. That’s what it was when we passed Lund, and Powell River/Westview, and even when we were h... Details
Port Hardy is at the top of Vancouver Island. It’s mainly a fishing town these days, large seine boats, gillnetters. Also sport fishing boats. They catch a lot of fish out of Port Hardy, big ones, too. Downtown, if you can call it that, is a line of one- and two-story storefront buildings, functional but ... Details
I do apologize to Charles Dickens for that one, but it seemed appropriate. We thought we had Cape Caution figured out. On the way north we didn’t.
Our plan for rounding Cape Caution in what passes for comfort has four components. First, we go on a flood tide only. The flood lengthens the distance between the incom... Details
We haven’t been trying to update everything as in the past, but we do have some updates. The Squirrel Cove item in particular is urgent.
The best-kept secret on the Coast is the proposed marina, fuel dock and aquaculture development for the Squirrel Cove anchorage in Desolation Sound. I say best-ke... Details