Ghost Town of The Rain People

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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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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Melanie Cove

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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View of Fischer Channel.

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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Day 17- Alaska Flotilla 2017 – Arrived in Prince Rupert, B.C.

Day 17 of the Alaska Flotilla – Arrived in Prince Rupert B.C. Lots of bear and whale sightings so far this year! We’ll be beyond the range of internet for many days. But our location will be shown on our boat’s tracker. To see a map of where we have been and where we are: https://share.garmin.com/MarkBunzel…

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Prince Rupert

Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 3 – Pender Harbour

Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 3 Silva Bay to Pender Harbour Day 3 Tuesday – One of our boats found they had a problem with their radar.  On Day 1 in the fog, it didn’t work, and he tucked up close behind Sea Raven to follow us through the fog bank. After a sunny and uneventful cruise…

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Day 16- Alaska Flotilla 2017 – Whales!

Day 16 of the Alaska Flotilla – Whales!!! We’ll be beyond the range of internet for many days. But our location will be shown on our boat’s tracker. To see a map of where we have been and where we are: https://share.garmin.com/MarkBunzel Go HERE to check out more of Margaret’s cruising reports. You can also follow the…

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Whale Breaching

VHF Securité Call and Malibu Rapids

We recently had the pleasure of boating as paying passengers on a tour boat out of Egmont, BC to Princess Louise Inlet and Chatterbox Falls. We chose to leave our 8-knot boat in Egmont and take the 25-knot tour boat to save time and give us more opportunity to take pictures of this beautiful area…

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Landon’s Cruising Report – Weight and Balance

Landon’s Cruising Report – Weight and Balance Departing towards the sea from Millbrook Cove in Smith Sound, we once again met 6-foot swells at 10-second intervals.  Finishing the third segment of rounding Cape Caution, we entered the relatively protected waters of Fitz Hugh Sound, the beginning of Northern B.C.’s Inside Passage…read more of their adventures HERE.

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Exploring West Beach on Calvert Island.
Games at Silva Bay.

Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 2 – Silva Bay

  Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 2 Silva Bay Day 2 Monday – Under the bright sunshine, we departed Salt Spring Marina for a cruise to the Silva Bay, B.C., which is on the outside of Gabriola Island. This way we would avoid having to wait for slack at Dodd Narrows. At our destination, Page’s Resort…

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The Broughtons 2017 Updates

The Broughtons Village Island (July 9, 2017) Native watchmen are present on Village Island during the peak summer season at various times to greet boaters visiting the ruins of this First Nations village. If watchmen are not present, the Mamalilikulla First Nation asks that you call their office in Campbell River at (250)287-2955 for permission…

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