boat: nimble 20 'turnstone'
8 gals of gas
28 nights at anchor, 7 nights at dock
6 days with rain
average daily cash spending: $2.85
location: BC coast
yes, it was a good summer. there's 3 of us on board plus a dog, which is one less than last year. the BC coast is an incredible place for touring.
starting from anacortes, WA, we can bypass the busy san juan's in 2 days, enter the gulf islands via plumper sound and cruise on up to nanaimo. this year that stretch took 6 days. after crossing the strait of georgia to the mainland side things start to get really good. the coastline become less developed, with craggy cliffs and deep fjords.
we hoped to make it to desolation sound, but the amazing southerlies that took us this far turned on us near malaspina strait. not being especially fond of motoring just to fulfill expectations, we turned up jervis inlet on a following breeze. at the head is the famous princess louisa inlet, which is any bit as gorgeous as expected. back out in the strait a week later we bumped north a little further on some fickle SE'lies before rounding the north end of texada and cruising down its long and exposed (for us) west side and on home more or less the same way we came.
brisk day crossing the strait of georgia from nanaimo to pender harbor
McMagic Cove (our name) Jervis Inlet. A favorite of ours
sunny, good breeze, beautiful woman
at anchor under the peaks of the BC coast range
sitting thru the rain, near prevost isl
sunset after a full day of incessant downpour
chatterbox falls, princess louisa inlet
salal berries, freshly picked, on the muesli
not our wake, but sechelt rapids at 16 knots