According to Spruceroots.org, Haida Gwaii is home to the largest black bears in North America. In March of last spring, for the first time since our arrival the previous September, we began to see some bear sign while on our occasional hikes. We had always been wondering if the bears here actually hibernate or not… Continue reading Silverlox and the Big Bad Bear
We lay at anchor in Security Cove through my birthday (I’m 55 👀). Wendi made me my favourite – Black Forest Cake – and it was a very nice day. Later in the evening we got a weather forecast from the InReach Sat Phone and made plans to leave on the morning high tide of… Continue reading Holed up at Security Cove
We motored out through Browning Passage at high tide on Thursday the tenth of August at 16:00 hours. We didn’t find wind until after 8:00 PM and then we raised the sails, sailing WNW with Yankee and Main, close-hauled on a port tack. That didn’t last long though and by shortly after 10:00 PM we… Continue reading What actually happened was…
– Richmond to Port McNeill Video – Good-Bye Port McNeill – Here on the North Island, they call it “Faugust”. The morning of Friday, the fourth of “Faugust” was socked in with a very heavy fog. A red sun tried its best to burn the fog away but was impotent through the blanket of forest… Continue reading To Lands End
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
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!
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!”
Wow, I can't believe that it's February already! Five down and four to go - Months, that is! There hadn't been too much to write about since the holidays so I've taken a break from posting for the past month. I have kept some notes of some things that have happened, though, so here they are.… Continue reading Ground Hog Day!
Well here it is Sunday again. The only thing is, we had a pretty boring week. We had a few minutes of excitement a few days ago when a bald eagle crash landed in the water while grabbing a fish, but that was really about it. Since I have nothing new and exciting to talk about, I… Continue reading A Saving Grace