July 24 So, we decided to give Seymour Narrows and Ripple Rock a miss on Saturday evening to spend Sunday in Gowland Harbour. We spent the day recommissioning the water maker – what a pain in the ass, (actually the head, the back and the hands). The high, slack tide at Seymour… Continue reading Cruisin’ to Haida Gwaii – Part II
Saturday, July 22 With the Fraser River just a memory and the Strait of Georgia in our rearview mirror, we awoke to grey skies and drizzle here in Gowland Harbour. Gowland Harbour is a very quiet and protected little harbour just across Discovery Passage and to the north of Campbell River. Seymour Narrows is six… Continue reading Cruisin’ to Haida Gwaii – Part I
Our plan for five weeks on the hard to get the boat ready for the summer-long trip back to Haida Gwaii has now turned into two months. We did manage to get her into the water on schedule but now we’ve spent more time than anticipated gathering supplies and materials and doing some more [unplanned]… Continue reading T-9, 8, 7, 6
June 4th Update: We’ve been at Shelter Island Marina in Richmond, BC since May 24th. We were unpleasantly surprised by a few things that needed to be taken care of immediately, which included ruptured water lines and pump from an unusually harsh Vancouver winter, a boat full of mold and mildew and a ruined djembe… Continue reading On the Hard & Hard at it!
It was 18:00 on the 24th of May when we finished saying our good-byes to The Outpost. As the first of The Outpost summer staff unloaded their gear from the Beaver, we loaded ours, said hello, said good-bye and boarded the plane for Masset. By 16:00 we had all but resigned to the growing likelihood… Continue reading Escape The Outpost!
We’re into our final days here at The Outpost now and to be honest, we both cannot wait to get out. For me, there are three reasons and I think Wendi feels the same. #1) Since the middle of the month, we have had a crew of guys here who are building the new staff… Continue reading The Final Countdown!
My lack of attention to the blog lately is not due to laziness of either mind or body – well maybe a little – but has more to do with spring time. We’ll be on a plane or helicopter out of here within the next month and as some may know, over the winter I… Continue reading Garbage, Garbage, Garbage – The plan evolves
Wow! Just WOW! Okay class, today we’re going to review a couple of things I said in the last blog. First, you may recall me saying this, “Now that spring is coming…”, and then this, “The other day we got a big dump of snow. Well, big for us…. it looked like at least an… Continue reading Winter II – The sequel
Time has been flying by pretty quick lately. It’s hard to believe that we’ve been here for six months already. Christmas seems like it was just a few weeks ago and here we are about to head into March. I got an email from Jordan last week. He was asking for a few bits of… Continue reading Winter – wait, what?
It was 12:30 PM, February, 1st when we saw sunlight hit the helipad for the first time since early October. On the sixth, I noticed that it was 11:30 AM when it hit the helipad. By the seventh, the sun was shining on the helipad at 11:10 AM and by the ninth, the sunshine, as… Continue reading “Water, Water Everywhere, Nor any Drop to Drink!”