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
October - Another month is upon us, number two and we really want to get out and see some more of this beautiful area before we're housebound by winter weather. There won't be any snow - at least none that'll stick - but there'll be plenty of rain and wind and days that we probably… Continue reading October
Monday September Nineteenth, Two Thousand and Sixteen. It’s not as if the shine is wearing off the Outpost for me but things are starting to become a little more mundane around here. I can still look out the patio doors at the ocean in front of us and still enjoy the waves crashing onto to… Continue reading Month One – Week Four
Monday, September 12 And yet... This place is awesome! As I look out the patio doors from our second floor bedroom, the weather is absolutely beautiful . Clear blue sky, no wind and flat calm water. One thought enters my mind. “Kayak!”. Then another thought. “I’ve got to get that wood moved into the basement… Continue reading Month One – Week Three
Monday September 5 - Up this morning a little later than usual. 08:45 for me but Wendi had been up since before daylight. I did my trek out to the generator shack straight away. Need coffee! The weather is flat calm and foggy. The fog is heavy enough to be a mist but still light… Continue reading Month One – Week Two