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more BC coast cruising (lots of pics)

boat: nimble 20 'turnstone'
35 days
425 nm
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

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Great pics. I was so pressed for time coming through that area I hardly had time to stop and smell the flowers, or sail for that matter. You are an inspiration! And a 20 footer...
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And I want to know how the heck you get by on less then 3 dollars per day......OH wait you have a boy....I have 3 teenage girls...never mind...
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And I want to know how the heck you get by on less then 3 dollars per day......OH wait you have a boy....I have 3 teenage girls...never mind...
stiilraining, you have my respect. i now a great man when i see one. ANY length of time on a small sailboat w 3 teenage daughters must be... rewarding.

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LOL...I have nothing but females in my life..even the dog..

I am so out numbered I dont even bother voting anymore...

Dont they all look like their mean to me.
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Is that McMagic Cove near Ballet Bay? Looks like a nice little spot.

And for you Scott, do you have to put the seat back down?

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Those are amazing photos, and that is a great trip you took! Nice boat too. I hope someday to explore that area, you've given me even more incentive. Thank you very much for the post. - JRP


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Is that McMagic Cove near Ballet Bay? Looks like a nice little spot.

And for you Scott, do you have to put the seat back down?
YES!...This is what Im meaning ...very mean to me all the time...Look closley its even in the dogs eyes.
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LOL...I have nothing but females in my life..even the dog..

I am so out numbered I dont even bother voting anymore...

Dont they all look like their mean to me.

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