Desolation Sound, BC, Canada? - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Out There > Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 12-01-2007
wiseleyb's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 61
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
wiseleyb is on a distinguished road
Desolation Sound, BC, Canada?

I'd like to spend 3-4 months up around Desolation Sound this summer. By chance does anyone have recommendations of marinas in the area that have wifi (or even public libraries that have wifi). Need to get some work done 3-4 days a week while up there and I'm pretty certain my evdo won't work.

Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 12-01-2007
erps's Avatar
the pointy end is the bow
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: La Conner, Washington
Posts: 6,112
Thanks: 2
Thanked 22 Times in 22 Posts
Rep Power: 9
erps will become famous soon enough erps will become famous soon enough
We go up every summer. We got wifi in Nanaimo, Lund and Pender Harbor on the way up. There might be wifi in Refuge Cove, but it's doubtful. Other than that, you might be able to piggy back off someone's satellite setup in Prideaux Haven where the rich boaters anchor.
__________________
Ray
S.V. Nikko
1983 Fraser 41
La Conner, WA


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Boating for over 25 years, some of them successfully.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 12-01-2007
Faster's Avatar
Just another Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 14,604
Thanks: 67
Thanked 178 Times in 174 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about
Wifi in Desolation Sound proper is going to be tough. Besides those places mentioned by erps, on the Island side you should find some in Comox and Campbell River, but they, like Nanaimo & Pender Harbour are not really in Desolation.

If a Prideaux Haven piggyback is possible, then you may also get lucky in Squirrel Cove, another large popular anchorage in the area.

Beyond Desolation, it may be possible that the larger marinas (Big Bay e.g.) now (or will soon) offer Wifi.

btw: nice picture!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 12-01-2007
kiprichard's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 56
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
kiprichard is on a distinguished road
Notice the name. There's not much for convenience in Desolation Sound. The previous replys have pretty much covered it.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 12-02-2007
Sequitur's Avatar
... a logical conclusion
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: At Sea
Posts: 430
Thanks: 6
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Sequitur is on a distinguished road
Here's a link to the service I use: http://www.bbxpress.net/default.aspx?pageid=201 It shows they currently have seven wi-fi sites in that area.
__________________
Cheers,
Michael

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1908 Wildschut Skūtsje

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 12-02-2007
Faster's Avatar
Just another Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 14,604
Thanks: 67
Thanked 178 Times in 174 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about
Thanks, Sequiter... good to know, better than I expected.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 12-02-2007
wiseleyb's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 61
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
wiseleyb is on a distinguished road
Oh - very cool - thanks for all the replies!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 12-10-2007
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Deep Cove, North Van, BC
Posts: 128
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
rsn48 is on a distinguished road
If you have that much time on your hands, why not go to the "new Desolation Sound" - the Broughtons; you'll love it. You could easily do both. You definitely need to purchase one of the guides for the Broughtons however; you need to know how to handle Johnstone Straight.

http://lists.samurai.com/pipermail/t...ly/049508.html
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 12-10-2007
erps's Avatar
the pointy end is the bow
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: La Conner, Washington
Posts: 6,112
Thanks: 2
Thanked 22 Times in 22 Posts
Rep Power: 9
erps will become famous soon enough erps will become famous soon enough
I know a lot of folks heading up to the Broughtons. Matter of fact, we rafted up to the authors of the Dreamspeaker cruising book series one year on their way up to the Broughtons. What's the deally-o with that area? We went part way up Johnstone Strait one year and found that it got cold and turned around and headed back down to Desolation Sound. We figured if we wanted to summer in cold water areas we could stay down in the San Juans.
__________________
Ray
S.V. Nikko
1983 Fraser 41
La Conner, WA


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Boating for over 25 years, some of them successfully.

Last edited by erps; 12-10-2007 at 11:10 AM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 12-10-2007
Faster's Avatar
Just another Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 14,604
Thanks: 67
Thanked 178 Times in 174 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about
Quote:
Originally Posted by erps View Post
I know a lot of folks heading up to the Broughtons. Matter of fact, we rafted up to the authors of the Dreamspeak? cruising book series one year on their way up to the Broughtons. What's the deally-o with that area? We went part way up Johnstone Strait one year and found that it got cold and turned around and headed back down to Desolation Sound. We figured if we wanted to summer in cold water areas we could stay down in the San Juans.
Unfortunately that is the reality of cruising north of Desolation, and, to some extent, cruising the outer west coast as well. It's like entering a new climate altogether. Spectacular scenery when the weather lifts, but all to often you're stuck under a layer of cloud for at least half the day.

When we did Barkley Sound a couple of years ago, we took our friends with whom we cruise the Caribbean every year or two. I was subject to a pact that, any day we sat in fog/cloud/mist and the weather inside (Georgia Strait) was good, I owed them a "Baguette Day".. that meant I had to go get the morning baguettes on our next Caribbean trip. In 12 days cruising I "earned" 9 baguette days. I think 3 of them are still on the books for next time!

I grew up on the central coast, a small town called "Ocean Falls", near Bella Bella, and this weather pattern is typical there too (with still more rain). While I'd dearly love to get up there again, the first mate resists because she likes her summers... and for some reason that means sun.

But these areas are truly beautiful when the sun comes out, quiet and solitude are nearly guaranteed, and if you spend some time with charts or Google Earth, you can see the near limitless potential for small one boat nooks and crannies...

You do/will need good self sufficiency, though, because services become far and few between.

BTW erps, the cruising guide couple's boat is "Dreamspeaker", an S&S SHE 36.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Canada: Derek Hatfield?s Open 60 sailboat, Spirit of Canada ... - BYM News (press release) NewsReader News Feeds 0 09-21-2006 06:15 PM
Canada: Derek Hatfield?s Open 60 sailboat, Spirit of Canada ... - BYM News (press release) NewsReader News Feeds 0 09-06-2006 02:15 AM
Canada. Velux 5 Oceans: Spirit of Canada celebrates 3,000 crew members @ BYM Sailing News NewsReader News Feeds 0 04-11-2006 06:15 PM
Landfall—Prince William Sound Liza Copeland Cruising Articles 0 07-15-2000 08:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:22 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.