Silverlox and the Big Bad Bear

According to, 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


What actually happened was…

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…

T-9, 8, 7, 6

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

Winter II – The sequel

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

“Water, Water Everywhere, Nor any Drop to Drink!”

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!”