Sand Art at Pruth Bay.

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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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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Crossing Cape Caution.
Thatch Pub on Thornby Island.

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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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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Cruising to the Broughtons.
Hydro Clean hull wash

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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This Cool Pet Pad Will Help Your Boat Dog Beat the Heat

I was recently at a dog show, and one of the vendors was selling a cooling pad for dogs. It seemed like a great idea but retailed for $90 which was a bit steep. I liked the idea so when I was back in front of my computer, I Googled “cooling pads for dogs” and…

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Missy's dog loves the Cool Pet Pad.
Heriot Bay Marina

Landon’s Cruising Report – Passage to Heriot Bay and Taku

Landon’s Cruising Report – Passage to Heriot Bay and Taku Heriot Bay on Quadra Island was our next destination and we set the goal of transiting some challenging passageways. First came the Surge Narrows area where we took the un-named passage running between Maurelle Island to the north, and Sturt and Goepel Islands to the…

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Landon’s Cruising Report – Octopus Islands

Landon’s Cruising Report – Octopus Islands From Toba Wilderness Marina, we headed northwest and crossed Calm Channel to transit ‘Hole in The Wall,’ a small channel between Sonora Island and Maurelle Island. This rather scenic waterway, with current present even at slack, brought us to Okisollo Channel where we entered another narrow waterway, arriving at Octopus…

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Octopus Islands Marine Park

Landon’s Cruising Report – A Wilderness Beauty

Landon’s Cruising Report – A Wilderness Beauty Departing Big Bay at 9:30 in the morning, we transited Yuculta Rapids at slack and entered Calm Channel.  Our destination, Toba Wilderness Marina, took us through Raza Passage and Pryce Channel.  Toba Wilderness Marina, located at the entrance to Toba Inlet, is an incredible wilderness destination with some of the…

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Landon’s Cruising Report – Elegant vs. Casual at Dent Island Lodge

  Landon’s Cruising Report – Elegant vs. Casual at Dent Island Lodge This morning we departed Denham Bay and transited Dent Rapids at slack. The weather was clear for picture taking so we made a couple of stops in Big Bay just south of Dent Rapids. Stops included the public Stuart Island Community Dock, and the…

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Big Bay in British Columbia

Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 7 – Pierre’s at Echo Bay

Waggoner Guide Flotilla Day 7 Pierre’s Echo Bay Lodge and Marina Departure was initially set for 7 a.m. from Port Harvey until George informed us that fresh, hot, cinnamon buns would not be available until 7:30 a.m. At the risk of stronger currents in Chatham Channel, we delayed our departure choosing the Cinnamon Buns over a safe passage.…

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Landon’s Cruising Report – A Walk in the Park

Landon’s Cruising Report – A Walk in the Park After our stop and exploration of Yorke Island, we exited Johnstone Strait and entered Blind Channel and continued into Cordero Channel for a stop at Denham Bay to spend the night. We were happy to see that Denham Bay had completed the installation of their new…

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Denham Bay in British Columbia