Wednesday, 29 June 2016

The evolution of our sailing/cruising plans this Summer (2016)...

Sailing down from Cape Scott (entrance to Quatsino Sound in distance)
In June, we worked our way slowly up the inside of Vancouver Island. We stopped and enjoyed many places for multiple days. A different, non "goal-oriented" cruise for us. As we came to the North Island (Sointula and Port Hardy), we realized that cruising both the BC central coast and the West coast of Vancouver Island would be too much rush. We had to choose.

We've been North of Cape Caution three times, but around the Island completely only once, back in 2002. (We've been around the bottom to Barkley Sound a couple of other times.)

So... we are now "circumnavigating" Vancouver Island. A couple of days ago we went "around the top", from Bull Harbour, around Cape Scott, and down to (near) Winter Harbour, in Quatsino Sound (including a rambunctious sail from near San Josef Bay to the entrance to Quatsino Sound). We have been fortunate to have new friends David and Gillian on SV Carousel to buddy boat on this section.

Our Hydrovane "Fin" finally get a little workout (on the way to Quatsino Sound)

We are now anchored in Varney Bay, up Quatsino Sound near Coal Harbour.

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