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 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…
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
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
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
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!”
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
So last weekend we were hit by a particularly nasty little nor’wester packing fifty knot winds and more than seven metre swells. It was a dark and stormy night... In fact, between the cloud cover, the driving, torrential, sideways ripping rains and the absence of a moon, we could see approximately nothing out in the bay.… Continue reading It was a dark and stormy night!