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Cruising Desolation Sound: Episode 2

In the second episode in my Cruising Desolation Sound series, our little flotilla moves on to Grace Harbor and Squirrel Cove, before heading for one of my favorite anchorages – Pendrell Sound. I hope you enjoy this video, and stay tuned for Episode 3! If you enjoy my videos, please give them a “thumbs up”, and […]

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The abandoned cannery at Namu | British Columbia

On to Namu! We anchored back in Rock Inlet (a mile or so past the abandoned cannery), and then dinghied back out to the site for some exploring. The first cannery at Namu opened in 1893. BC Packers bought the operation in 1928 and developed it into a sprawling complex that included salmon processing plants, giant […]

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When all else fails, go kayak camping

Back in the spring when I wrote about summer cruising plans, I thought I’d nailed down a few good options: the west coast of Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, or maybe even Princess Louisa. As time wore on, though, the Gulf Islands seemed to be the best choice and that became our “Plan A”. We didn’t […]

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Finding peace and quiet at Waldron Island

In the many years we’ve done summer cruises in the Pacific Northwest, we’ve almost always chosen to skip over the San Juan Islands. We always thought they were too crowded and after a brief overnight somewhere, we’d continue up to the Gulf Islands of British Columbia. That’s because we didn’t have time to linger places. […]

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