Category Archives: British Columbia 2014

Becoming Wild Part 2

Neglected to cover it in Part 1, but Nikki showed us some early First nation pictographs on a rock wall on the way up Bond Sound. One appeared to me to be a turtle and the other a sun. The … Continue reading

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Becoming Wild Part 1

“Becoming Wild” is the name of a book written by Primitive Living Expert Nikki Van Schyndel. For over a year, she and a friend gave up essentially all modern conveniences and lived a completely primitive life in the Broughtons. After … Continue reading

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Seeing Double

For about a month now, we have been missing connections with Avatar – FPB 64 hull 1 – with Mike and Carol Parker aboard. We finally caught them on the AIS as we were heading back down to Campbell River … Continue reading

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Booker Lagoon

We left Port McNeill for Booker Lagoon which involved crossing Queen Charlotte Straight. The guide books all suggest it is no place to be with high winds opposing big tides and that is precisely what we had so it was … Continue reading

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BC Tides

Tides run big up here – especially around the spring tides (full and new moon). Especially as the moon nears its closet point of approach to the earth and that is happening now. Canadian charts and tide tables are a … Continue reading

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Eagle

We have been anchored in Claydon Bay for the last few days along with our new friends aboard M/V Dearleap. I will be doing a post on their beautiful wooden 1929 Hoffer Beeching 85 footer shortly but here is a … Continue reading

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Kwatsi Bay

Kwatsi Bay is beautiful. A granite amphitheater surrounded by towering peaks and numerous cascades. This first picture is along the Tribune Channel – Kwatsi lies off the north side. This is the entrance channel. Which opens to these breathtaking views. … Continue reading

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Shawl Bay

After our sleepless night at Kwatsi, we decided to do a bit of touring and put in at Shawl Bay Marina and get a good nights sleep. Enroute to Shawl were several places we wanted to see that had been … Continue reading

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