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49º 29.742' N124º 11.46' WQismatCovid cruise - back at jedediah, anchored for the weekend. We've been out for 6 weeks. Spent a while at maple bay, then to Nanaimo. Spent a week at buccaneer bay. almost 4 years  agoShow

48º 58.842' N123º 40.71' WQismatPopped into Thetis Island for the night. May stay here or head to maple bay tomorrow. Crossed from Vancouver to Nanaimo today to pick up the new radar cable we need to properly route the radar.over 4 years  agoShow

49º 30.882' N124º 37.698' WQismatBack at hornby for a few days to enjoy the nice weather over 4 years  agoShow

49º 37.596' N124º 1.14' WQismatMoved here as a jumping off point to princess Louisa Inlet, but I think we'll skip it. We've seen more majestic cooler inlets In Alaska. We're going to head to beach territory instead over 4 years  agoShow

49º 30.948' N123º 57.906' WQismatWe were planning on going to jedediah island, but as we pulled in, the shifter cable snapped. So we decided against it and headed for shelter somewhere easier to anchor. We ended up here and are stern tied. Leah had to shift the trans manually into reverse when I called out to her. I managed to drill out the sleeve and jb weld the cable back in place. It should hold up until we get back to Victoria and can replace the shifter cable entirely. over 4 years  agoShow

49º 30.792' N124º 18.6' WQismatAshley flew home and now we're off to explore the sunshine coast. We went to go to Hornby but there is a southerly blowing at 25 knots which would make it unbearably rough there, so we crossed over to lasqueti Island and we're anchored here enjoying the solitude and sunshine! over 4 years  agoShow

49º 36.312' N124º 50.262' WQismatPosted up here for a night, heading into Comox tomorrow to make a quick trip back to Edmonton, and Ashley is leaving on the 18th from Comox, so we'll be there for a few days over 4 years  agoShow

50º 0.216' N124º 56.328' WQismatBack at hernando island! No one else here. I think we'll leave tomorrow to check out savary islandover 4 years  agoShow

50º 3.822' N124º 55.908' WQismatMoved to Cortes bay for a night as we got bored in squirrel Cove. There isn't much here. Wouldn't recommend. over 4 years  agoShow

50º 8.28' N124º 55.26' WQismatMade our way over to squirrel Cove for a couple of days to check out the pub (which didn't have any draft beer!) so we had our own wine on a little rock islandover 4 years  agoShow

50º 17.982' N124º 43.89' WQismatMade our way over to pendrell sound thisbafternoon/evening. The water here is 23 degrees Celsius! I got a reading on the portable depth sounder of 27 degrees at one point! Spent a couple days swimming and jumping off the boat. Would definitely come back. over 4 years  agoShow

50º 0.27' N124º 56.178' WQismatPosted up here for a few days while I get some work done, Leah and Ashley are going to have beach days. It's a pretty nice beach, warm water. Super fancy houses and a float plane that keeps landing near our boat! over 4 years  agoShow

50º 6.138' N125º 12.63' WQismat30 degrees and sunny! We're at rebecca spit for the night, currently at the heriot Bay inn to do laundry, having a beer while we waitover 4 years  agoShow

50º 15.9' N125º 14.328' WQismatJust pulled into octopus islands after transiting okisollo narrows. We had a 7 hour motor today after waking up at 6 am from helm Ken Island, transited the remainder of Johnstone as traight. We were stuck doing 2.1 knots for a while, against the tide. We tried to pull against the shore to get into the back eddies to speed up a little, and it helped. It should have taken about 5 hours to cover the distance we did. over 4 years  agoShow

50º 23.916' N125º 51.918' WQismat64 miles today in 9 hours! That's 7kts average speed! We were hauling ass due to wind on our tail and currents with us. We're stern tied to shore because we're in a channel with a lot of current with 2 other boats that are swinging wildly. Hoping to leave around 530 tomorrow morning to make it through okisollo rapids at slack tide. over 4 years  agoShow

50º 43.47' N127º 25.026' WQismatAfter a busy day of resupply, we left port hardy and came around the corner to get away from the worst dock we've been at. 0 protection and so bouncy and Rolly. This anchorage is so calm and quiet, and it's absolutely pouring. over 4 years  agoShow

50º 41.448' N127º 29.52' WQismatIn Campbell River for a resupply, fuel up, fill the water tanks, drop off Paul and Sylvie, and take Floyd to the vet. We're outta here tonight to anchor then a 10 hr passage tomorrow to make it south toward desolation soundover 4 years  agoShow

52º 34.806' N131º 42.276' WQismatThere is a storm brewing out on the west coast of the island, so we ducked in here to ride it out. It wasn't bad at all. 45 knots on the west coast but no more than ten in this little anchorage. The entrance to the harbour is no more than 15 feet wide at the widest point and 12 feet deep. I don't think we've entered a harbour slower before! almost 5 years  agoShow

52º 41.556' N131º 45.834' WQismatThis place is called echo harbour, because if you make noise, it's a distinct, loud echo that comes back. So we spent a good 15 minutes yelling at it lol. I saw a bear here! Only for ten seconds because I went back to get everyone else in the dinghy and then he was gone. Paul and Sylvie saw a bear butt, but only its but. I also went up the mast here to install the new radar dome Paul and Sylvie brought with Leah and Paul's help. almost 5 years  agoShow

52º 50.478' N131º 44.634' WQismatOur first stop on the way down. Thurston harbour. Not much to see here, it's raining. This used to be a big logging site, but operations ceased in the 80salmost 5 years  agoShow

53º 15.228' N132º 4.674' WQismatAnchored in queen Charlotte city. Which is not a city.. 300 people live here. We have to do our orientation for gwaii Hanas national park tomorrow. almost 5 years  agoShow

53º 18.57' N131º 53.73' WQismatCrossing hecate straight en route to Haida gwaii. Sailed 80% of the way in 15 kts on the beam doing an average of 7.5 kts! Flying! almost 5 years  agoShow

53º 51.114' N130º 37.398' WQismatPaul and Sylvie arrived, so we did a beer run and promptly got the hell outta dodge. Sailed about 7 hrs to Absolom Bay on porcher Island, which is our jumping off point for Haida Gwaii tomorrow. Nice little bay with a waterfall from a lagoon. Got the new chart plotter installed! almost 5 years  agoShow

54º 18.93' N130º 18.78' WQismatMade it to Prince Rupert, exactly one month after our last arrival here. We've covered more than 190 nautical miles in 3 days - timelines are a bitch. But it's all for good reason! Time to do some maintenance, clean the boat, provision, and pick up some needed parts while we await the arrive of Paul and Sylvie for our next leg to Haida Gwaii! almost 5 years  agoShow

54º 28.458' N131º 14.898' WQismatCrossing from Alaska back into Canada to Prince Rupert. 3.3m seas, 15 kts of wind aft of starboard beam. Making 7kts. Our anchor fouled in the rocks when trying to lift this morning, so it took some working to try to remove it. Good news is, we were set well! almost 5 years  agoShow

54º 42.924' N132º 7.716' WQismatWe left today at 1120 am to time the passing through tlevak narrows. We caught the tide which pushed us at around 8.7 kts for 6 or 7 miles,and unfurled the Genoa and maaged to sail most of the day at about 7.5 kts for 4 or 5 hours. We were getting 30-35 kt winds and got weather helmed which made me reef the Genoa. I should have had the mizzen out to balance the trim but that would have required starting the engine and going to windward. The wind died off at around 1500 hrs slightly so we motor sailed on a broad reach for 3 hours until we hit the open ocean, where we encountered 4m swell and wind VS current which caused quite the ruckus of wave action. Not enjoyable. That lasted about two hours and we were able to duck into Nichols Bay. We anchored in the rocks and it was blowing 20+ kts all night. Hell of a last night in Alaska! almost 5 years  agoShow

55º 16.212' N133º 6.816' WQismatThe weather was too bad to justify venturing a mile up a bear-laden stream to find the soda springs which, apparently, are only about 16 degrees Celsius which wouldn't make for much of a hot spring experience. So we packed up and left around 1400 hrs to time the tides and weather and headed here to await the crossing of the narrows tomorrow am. We had a hell of a trip, with wind blowing at 30 knots, pouring rain. I was soaked and decided that I'd be buying some real salopettes once we got to Prince Rupert. Our windlass also ddcided it didn't want to work very hard when pulling the anchor from 60 ft of water, so we'll be replacing that battery when we get there. almost 5 years  agoShow

55º 22.446' N133º 0.834' WQismatOff in search of the soda springs tomorrow! Found our own unmarked anchorage. Unfortunately the weather isn't supposed to be that great tomorrow. I'm hoping we don't encounter any bears! almost 5 years  agoShow

55º 40.002' N133º 31.29' WQismatWe didnt encounter any wolves! En route to trocadero Bay now where there is reportedly a fizzy hot spring one mile up a stream, so we're going to hunt that out almost 5 years  agoShow

55º 52.794' N133º 51.702' WQismatWarren Island. There's a huge sand beach here, so I think we'll stay a day and push the schedule back a day - the weather looks better this way. There are large wolf tracks on the beach, so, if you don't hear from us.... We motored through very thick fog all morning after our stay in puffin Bay last night until the fog broke at about 1 pm 3 hours west of kuiu Island. almost 5 years  agoShow

56º 16.44' N134º 46.068' WQismatPuffin Bay. This is just a stopover making our way south, but it's quite beautiful. We're surrounded by 3000 ft high Mountains. We tried to dinghy up a river but it was blocked by trees. The whole area is blanketed in fog. almost 5 years  agoShow

56º 50.238' N135º 22.902' WQismatGoddard Hot Springs. This place is really cool. About 3 hours from Sitka. There is a Sitka maintained cabin with firepits on an adjacent island that looks really nice. We arrive about 3pm. Planning on spending one night here, then off to puffin Bay tomorrow. almost 5 years  agoShow

57º 10.368' N135º 26.502' WQismatMaking our way to Sitka. We've motored, as usual, as there is no wind. We'll spend 2 days in Sitka then off to Goddard Hot Springs. almost 5 years  agoShow

57º 48.33' N136º 20.694' WQismatDinghied over to white Sulphur springs. These hot springs were amazing. There is the nicest bathhouse built out of wood. Too bad there was a group of about 8 people camping here - it's so remote. almost 5 years  agoShow

57º 49.896' N136º 21.348' WQismatPorcupine Bay - we anchored here to go to white Sulphur hot springs. There is a waterfall right beside the boat. Cool little anchorage. Found a Taiwanese fishing float that must have made its way across the Pacific. almost 5 years  agoShow

58º 11.736' N136º 20.832' WQismatElfin Cove! We were supposed to be here yesterday but the wind against the current kicked up a 6 foot chop that we were bashing into and making no headway, so we tucked into Inian island for the night. Tons of fog here, and passed a sea lion colony, 7 or 8 of them came right up to the boat to check us out and played. almost 5 years  agoShow

58º 17.73' N135º 44.238' WQismatWe are staring glacier Bay in the face. It's 20 degrees and sunny but the wind is ice cold as it's coming off of the glaciers. We've now passed the most northern point of the trip and are turning south to head back home (taking the scenic route). The plan is to stop in elfin cove, but apparently the docks can be quite busy so we may not be able to. almost 5 years  agoShow

58º 12.978' N135º 5.55' WQismatAnchorage for the night. We passed the further northern point we would be on the trip, and now we've turned around to head home! Beautiful anchorage tucked in behind some islands. When we pulled in there were two dolphins splashing, likely hunting. We just finished supper and now time for some red wine, pink Floyd, and chess. almost 5 years  agoShow

58º 18.324' N134º 25.986' WQismatWe made it! Juneau, Alaska! We had to cross under the bridge with about 3 feet clearance at the top of the mast. Nerve-wracking! almost 5 years  agoShow

58º 16.866' N134º 23.568' WQismatEn route to Juneau! Will fill in where we've been the last few days when we get a better cell signal! It's been awesome! almost 5 years  agoShow

57º 51.036' N133º 7.062' WQismatGlacier! This is as close as we can get. There are thousands of ice bergs. Our windlass decided to crap the bed this morning and we've had to pull up an 80lb anchor and 200 lbs of chain by hand! Who needs a gym. almost 5 years  agoShow

57º 48.57' N133º 38.01' WQismatAnchorage for the night before we go up to the glacier. There is a family of bears wandering around hanging out in the grass! almost 5 years  agoShow

57º 23.352' N133º 37.074' WQismatAlive and well! We left the anchorage as there were far too many horse flies. Floated for an hour in a pod of 50-60 humpback whales. They came within smelling distance of the boat, breached, and we could hear them singing. Coolest thing ever. almost 5 years  agoShow

57º 6.786' N133º 11.244' WQismatOur stop for the night. We went to check out the beach, we found some logs for a fire and were going to take them for another place! We might stay here tomorrow as it's supposed to be nice. almost 5 years  agoShow

56º 48.624' N132º 58.674' WQismatPetersburg! We're skipping this one to make it to the glaciers while it's nice out. Doesn't look like much to see. Sunny and 20,but 10 kts of wind on the nose. Horse flies are gone, thankfully! almost 5 years  agoShow

56º 42.894' N132º 56.982' WQismatHorse flies. So many horse flies! We battled them for two hours. Must have killed 40 of them. Halfway through Wrangell Narrows. 1436 hrs. almost 5 years  agoShow

56º 23.748' N132º 38.196' WQismatAnchored for the night. Did a little exploring up a forest service road. Saw a USFS cabin, and some nice looking red berries which I think are salmon berries. almost 5 years  agoShow

56º 20.574' N132º 24.54' WQismat1741 hrs. En route to an anchorage for an overnight stop. Planning on Petersburg, AK tomorrow. Will transit wrangell narrows tomorrow on the right tide. The water here is a milky green color due to the stikine river outflow. Current speed 6.3 kts, 0 wind. Motoring, as usual. almost 5 years  agoShow

55º 44.472' N132º 15.576' WQismat1600 hrs. We arrived at Meyers chuck. Here for the night. Cinnamon bun lady isn't answering the phone :(almost 5 years  agoShow

55º 22.494' N131º 43.32' WQismat1050 hrs. Leaving ketchikan. Next stop Meyers chuck. Raining and gloomy! Seems to be the standard here. Reprovisioned, fueled up, and ready for a month on the hook! almost 5 years  agoShow

55º 15.924' N131º 29.172' WQismatKetchikan is visible! Soaking up the sun on the deck. 22 degrees and blue skys.almost 5 years  agoShow

54º 45.126' N131º 2.052' WQismatCrossing rollllly Dixon entrance. Ricky hates it. Shit went everywhere. Motoring 7.4 kts. Approved to enter USA! Officially in Alaska! almost 5 years  agoShow

54º 32.796' N130º 41.736' WQismatDundas Island for the night, and crossing Dixon entrance to Ketchikan Alaska tomorrow! almost 5 years  agoShow

54º 19.152' N130º 19.206' WQismatMade it to Prince Rupert! Last reprovisioning in Canada, we cross to alaska on Friday! almost 5 years  agoShow

53º 52.212' N130º 4.344' WQismatAlmost at Prince Rupert! Motoring, as usualalmost 5 years  agoShow

53º 26.832' N129º 27.354' WQismatSaw an adult humpback! Thought it was a log, but it moved. It was as big as a school bus. Saw its back, then it's fluke as it dove. almost 5 years  agoShow

53º 25.512' N129º 14.952' WQismatSafe and sound! Spent 5 days out of cell service. almost 5 years  agoShow

53º 28.152' N128º 50.172' WQismatWe've arrived at bishop bay hot springs! This place has been on my bucket list since we first started planning the trip. Spent 3 days here enjoying the hot water pools. almost 5 years  agoShow

53º 23.082' N128º 54.414' WQismat1132 hrs. This might be one of the coolest things we've seen so far. A baby humpback breached out of the water probably 30 times, without exaggeration. I took a bunch of photos you can see on my Instagram. Today has been wild. almost 5 years  agoShow

53º 20.202' N128º 53.964' WQismat1105 hrs. Yet more dolphins! almost 5 years  agoShow

53º 10.956' N128º 42.348' WQismat0856 hrs. Not long after the last ones, we had dolphins riding our bow wave! This is always an unreal experience. almost 5 years  agoShow

53º 9.672' N128º 38.646' WQismat0824 hrs. There were dolphins close enough for us to touch them! They didn't ride the bow but they were spitting distance. almost 5 years  agoShow

53º 5.442' N128º 31.218' WQismatAnchorage for the night. Leah caught the first fish of the trip. Disgusting little rock fish that looked like it shouldn't be put in your mouthalmost 5 years  agoShow

52º 31.182' N128º 27.936' WQismatOur first humpback spotting! almost 5 years  agoShow

52º 7.854' N128º 7.734' WQismatLeft Calvert island this morning at 0700. Spent a nice day on west beach, now motoring into shearwater near Bella Bella for a beer at the pub and a shower! Heading out tomorrow am to make for klemtu area. almost 5 years  agoShow

51º 39.264' N128º 7.836' WQismatAt hakai institute on Calvert island Eco research institute. No cell service. Sailed here from fury Island where we stayed last night. 12 degrees and rainy. Likely out of reception for a few days almost 5 years  agoShow

51º 29.262' N127º 45.642' WQismatArrived at fury Island for the night before we jump over to Calvert. We had a fire and ended up burning a log that smelled ridiculously bad. It took a while to figure out what it was. Ricky loves the beach here! Nice white shell beaches! almost 5 years  agoShow

50º 52.122' N127º 29.952' WQismat0522 hrs. On the way again. Crossing over to fury Islands. Should take about 8 hrs. 6.6 kts sog. Light wind from west. almost 5 years  agoShow

50º 52.662' N127º 28.686' WQismatCoolest anchorage we've ever been. Had to cut through a 30 foot wide channel that was 300m long to get in here. It's blowing 39 knots outside the anchorsge and it's dead calm without the slightest breeze inside. Check Kyle's Instagram for pictures/video! Long day today, and we had a hell of a sail! Ricky absolutely hated it, the most panicked he'd been yet as we took 5 foot rollers on the beam. almost 5 years  agoShow

50º 50.34' N127º 27.144' WQismat1702 hrs. 35 kts wind SE. Headsil only. Sog 8.2 kts. Cog 348. Broad reach. Rolly as hell, but an awesome sail. almost 5 years  agoShow

50º 43.674' N127º 29.4' WQismatFueled up, filled the water tanks, got provisions and we're out! Heading out of Port Hardy in 30 kts of wind. Down winding it to wishart island for the nightalmost 5 years  agoShow

50º 44.694' N127º 22.608' WQismatRicky peed on the boat for the first time! 1210 hrs almost 5 years  agoShow

50º 33.918' N126º 51.51' WQismat0908 hrs. Making some serious distance. Was planning on port McNeil but we will continue to port ahrdy today as we have 12 kts of wind behind us. Making 7.5 kts avg speed. Motor sailing. almost 5 years  agoShow

50º 31.59' N126º 18.654' WQismatAnchor up at 0540. Motoring heading west to Port McNeill for a repro vision and refueling. Apparently winds out of the SE today which would make for a good sail to our destination. Time will tell! Water is smooth like glass. Motoring at 6.2kts out of Port Harvey almost 5 years  agoShow

50º 33.39' N126º 16.212' WQismat1857 hrs, just dropped anchor in port Harvey. Pretty nice little harbour. Anchored in 52 of water, starting to rain. Can tell we're heading north! almost 5 years  agoShow

50º 28.962' N126º 9.342' WQismatLeaving port Neville to go with the currents to port Harvey. 2 hr trip. Will stay the night then leave at 0530 tomorrow morning to pearse islands or port McNeilalmost 5 years  agoShow

50º 33.516' N126º 14.904' WQismatStopped In port Neville. Westerly coming though Johnstone straight at 18-20 kts and the current was switching against us. Waiting it out for a nicer pass up the straight. In no hurry at all! almost 5 years  agoShow

50º 28.674' N125º 47.622' WQismatEarly morning today. Anchor up at 0455. En route to catch advantage of the tides Speed is 6.6 kts, Into 12 kts of wind. Sun's just coming out. almost 5 years  agoShow

50º 24.804' N125º 30.144' WQismatAnchored in the cordero Islands near blind channel. On the patio at blind channel resort enjoying a bottle of wine! almost 5 years  agoShow

50º 12.342' N125º 22.248' WQismatMade it through Seymour narrows. Racing the tide north before it switches, to our next anchorage. Sunny, 15 degrees, 10 kts of wind at 0 degrees. Speed 6.8kts. Cog 344.almost 5 years  agoShow

50º 3.024' N125º 13.512' WQismatAnchor down. 0300 hrs. Bedtime. almost 5 years  agoShow

49º 48.714' N124º 57.504' WQismatJust got absolutely rocked by wash from a cruise ship heading to Juneau. Ricky panicked so hard. almost 5 years  agoShow

49º 38.982' N124º 44.556' WQismatEn route to Campbell River. A southeasterly blew I to tribune Bay so we hauled anchor and left. Should arrive approx 0130 tonightalmost 5 years  agoShow

49º 30.942' N124º 37.668' WQismatArrived at tribune Bay on Hornby Island. We anchored in little tribune Bay as dogs aren't allowed on the beach in big tribune bayalmost 5 years  agoShow

49º 21.516' N124º 28.656' WQismatEn route to Hornby Island, 6kts, motoring, no windalmost 5 years  agoShow

49º 11.322' N123º 57.012' WQismatalmost 5 years  agoShow

48º 47.556' N123º 22.374' WQismatEn route to Wallace Island. Motoring, 9kts of wind at 30 degrees on the bow. Cog 335almost 5 years  agoShow

48º 38.004' N123º 24.72' WQismatAnd we're off! Heading to Wallace islandalmost 5 years  agoShow

48º 25.578' N123º 24.588' WQismatalmost 5 years  agoShow

48º 45.054' N123º 13.878' WQismatalmost 5 years  agoShow

48º 41.16' N122º 57.024' WQismatJust arrived! almost 5 years  agoShow

48º 38.094' N123º 5.958' WQismatChecked into the US of a, en route to suciaalmost 5 years  agoShow

48º 38.556' N123º 20.106' WQismatArrived at Sidney spit, time for an anchor down beer and supperalmost 5 years  agoShow

48º 24.39' N123º 18.924' WQismatalmost 5 years  agoShow

48º 27.33' N123º 17.478' WQismatalmost 5 years  agoShow

48º 25.302' N123º 22.182' WQismatVictoria Harbourabout 5 years  agoShow

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