Klaquaek Big Frypan Bay

Landon’s Cruising Report – Welcome Surprises

Landon’s Cruising Report – Welcome Surprises We departed beautiful Fury Cove on the southwest side of Penrose Island and headed south to circle around the Island and back north again into Klaquaek Channel, an area we had not explored in previous years.  Klaquaek has several well-protected anchorage areas, serving as nice alternatives if Fury Cove and…

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Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 6 – Johnstone Strait to Port Harvey

Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 6 Johnstone Strait to Port Harvey Day 6 Friday –  We made a last minute change in routing (thank you Mark Schmurler M/V The Bunkhouse). On Thursday night the forecast was for light winds in the morning and 20-25+ knots during the afternoon on Johnstone Strait. Our routing for a 9:30…

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Cruising by Edna Islands.

Landon’s Cruising Report – Shadows of Time

Landon’s Cruising Report – Shadows of Time We departed beautiful Fury Cove on the southwest side of Penrose Island and headed south to circle the Island and back north again into Klaquaek Channel, an area we had not explored in previous years.  Klaquaek has several well-protected anchorage areas, serving as nice alternatives if Fury Cove and…

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Landon’s Cruising Report – Consolation Prize

Gow-Piddington-Campbell Islands

Landon’s Cruising Report – Consolation Prize

We said our goodbye’s to Ocean Falls and departed Cousins Inlet, turning west through Gunboat Pass and continuing once again towards sea via Seaforth Channel.  Turning south through Raymond Passage, we entered the outer islands of the ‘Spider Anchorage’ Area…read more of their adventures HERE.

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Gow-Piddington-Campbell Islands

Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 5 – Dent Rapids to Johnstone Strait

Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 5 Dent Rapids to Johnstone Strait Day 5 Thursday – Clears skies and brilliant sunshine made for a beautiful cruise up Lewis and Calm Channel. Timing was important. This was the day of a new moon, with the strongest tides of the month. We had to hit it right for slack at Dent Rapids. To…

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Landon’s Cruising Report – More Ghostly Images in Ocean Falls

Landon’s Cruising Report – More Ghostly Images in Ocean Falls We said our goodbye’s to Ocean Falls and departed Cousins Inlet, turning west through Gunboat Pass and continuing once again towards sea via Seaforth Channel.  Turning south through Raymond Passage, we entered the outer islands of the ‘Spider Anchorage’ Area…read more of their adventures HERE.

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An abandoned home in Ocean Falls, BC.

South Puget Sound’s Quaint Marinas

The beautiful cruising waters of South Puget Sound, south of The Narrows, has so much to offer Pacific Northwest boaters, with its 10 Washington State Parks with saltwater access, secluded anchorages, and large full-service marinas. Some of our favorite South Sound places to visit don’t fit in any of these categories. They are small privately…

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Landon’s Cruising Report – Ghost Town of The Rain People

Landon’s Cruising Report – Ghost Town of The Rain People Today’s destination Ocean Falls, is a modern-day ghost town which continues to intrigue us, we always seem to discover something new as we wander through the ruins of this once populace mill town.  We departed Shearwater through Gunboat Passage, which connects to Fisher Channel. Gunboat Passage has…

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Ghost Town of The Rain People
Melanie Cove

Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 4 – Melanie Cove

Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 4 Pender Harbour to Melanie Cove Day 4 Wednesday – While lying in bed after midnight it appeared the winds had dropped to nothing in Pender Harbour. But what would they be like on Malaspina Strait after sunrise? We listened to the weather radio report and consulted online weather sources. It…

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Northern B.C. Coast 2017 Updates

Northern B.C. Coast Cow Bay Marina (July 7, 2017) The new Cow Bay Marina is pretty special. A miracle when you consider how quickly it reached final approval and was completed. Location, location, location – it is close to the shops and restaurants of Cow Bay and has room for 52 boats depending on the…

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A Very Cool New App for Whale Lovers in British Columbia

Photo credit: Destination British Columbia Whales have been avoiding me most of my life. As a kid, my parents would take my sisters and me out day-tripping from Cowichan Bay around Bold Bluff Point to Burgoyne Bay. There were always whales about, but as I got older and bought my own boat, they became more…

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Landon’s Cruising Report – Pruth to Shearwater

Landon’s Cruising Report – Pruth to Shearwater We exited Pruth Bay via the north arm of Kwakshua Channel and entered Haikai Passage, exposed to the ocean.  Our planned route was to enter Kildidt Sound and skirt through the Kittyhawk Group, and Hurricane, Spitfire, and Spider Islands.  These islands were named in honor of aircraft flown in WWII…read…

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View of Fischer Channel.