Landon’s Cruising Report – Cowichan Valley

Landon’s Cruising Report – Cowichan Valley Another hop and a skip south, we arrived at Maple Bay Marina via Sansum Narrows.  Maple Bay, Genoa Bay, Cowichan Bay, and the inland city of Duncan make up the greater Cowichan Valley area on Vancouver Island. Duncan is known for its excellent Farmer’s Market, one of the best in…

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View of Maple Bay Marina.

Canadian Coins Are Celebrating 150 Years

                    As part of Canada’s 150th celebration this year, the Canada Mint has issued 48 commemorative coins! Canadian Coins – Check Your Change Many of the 48 special coins are collector coins. However, a number of one-of-a-kind coins are already in circulation like the two-dollar coins,…

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Landon’s Cruising Report – Discovering Vesuvius

Landon’s Cruising Report – Discovering Vesuvius From Chemainus, we took another short hop south, this time to the tiny village of Vesuvius located on the northwest side of Salt Spring Island. Boaters are quite familiar with the town of Ganges on the east side of the island but often overlook the more remote, quiet setting…

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Sunset at Vesuvius in British Columbia.
Jim Ryan at Lagoon Cove.

The Axe that Nearly Felled Lagoon Cove

Lagoon Cove Marina on the northeast end of W. Cracroft Island in the Broughton Archipelago has long been a favorite destination for boaters who are drawn by its unique charm and beauty. With the passing of Jean’s husband Bill, Jean decided it was time to sell the marina property. She ran the marina on her…

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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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Shearwater Resort & Marina
Murals in Chemainus, BC.

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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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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Goodies at the Ladysmith Town Bakery.

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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Ocean Falls
Bagpipe player in Nanimo, BC.

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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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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John and Amanda Neal