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04-28-2009 06:55 PM
Faster
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Originally Posted by artbyjody View Post
Thanks for posting all your trips etc Faster, looking forward to cruising those grounds once "HG" is finally splashed and I finish up this selling all the junk I own....
You're welcome, Jody... you can be sure we'll be keeping an eye out for you!
04-28-2009 06:49 PM
tdw Marty,
I'm pretty darn sure that anyone of you who have been around here for a while will have realised how much I love the PNW, even though I have never been there. There is simply something about the place that speaks to me. Australia has nothing quite like it although parts of Tasmania could be said to be similar but the closest place which really compares would be New Zealand.
Finding fellow rodents and their sympathisers is an easy task wherever one travels though one has to admit Nth America has some of cutest , but yep the Wombette can be more fun.
Nonetheless while she really liked Faster's pics I did hear a couple of 'damn that looks cold' comments. At least she could see that occasionally it does stop raining.
Cheers
Andrew


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Draft issues?!?!!? what are those?!?!!? There are places here that you can put your bow up to a cliff, and still have 200' below you! There are some issues here in this part of NA, but being as the area tween Vancouver Island on down to Puget Sound here in Washington was carved by glaciers that would upwards of 5500-6000' in depth, a 6.5' keel is nothing!. My next mid 30' boat if I find the one I like, will be in the 6.5-7' range. You can go aground in some area's, but generally speaking, depth is not an issue.

TD,
I think you would find plenty of moles, mountain beavers, a marmot or two or three around here that you could covort with, and be plenty happy. Altho the Mrs wombat is probably more phun!

Marty
04-28-2009 06:31 PM
artbyjody Thanks for posting all your trips etc Faster, looking forward to cruising those grounds once "HG" is finally splashed and I finish up this selling all the junk I own....
04-24-2009 01:06 AM
noreault The great weather is June to Sept. The great sailing is Oct to April. Wonderful weather in the summer, days in the 20 to 25 and rains only 1 out of 5 days and then mostly only light. The only problem is winds tend towards the light side. The sun rises around 4:30 and sets at 10:30. In the winter, the weather is still almost always above freezing and the winds are strong. Rains 4 out of 5 days. Still the most beautiful place on earth. My ski hill got 10 meters of snow this year and is only 20 minutes from the marina. Can do both on the same day.
04-24-2009 12:53 AM
Bilgewater
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Originally Posted by St Anna View Post
when should you head south?
You should never head south....this is year round stuff.
04-24-2009 12:43 AM
blt2ski
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Originally Posted by St Anna View Post
What an incredible place to cruise. What are the depths like - for a draft of 6'6"? What is the cruising season in BC - when should you head south?
Draft issues?!?!!? what are those?!?!!? There are places here that you can put your bow up to a cliff, and still have 200' below you! There are some issues here in this part of NA, but being as the area tween Vancouver Island on down to Puget Sound here in Washington was carved by glaciers that would upwards of 5500-6000' in depth, a 6.5' keel is nothing!. My next mid 30' boat if I find the one I like, will be in the 6.5-7' range. You can go aground in some area's, but generally speaking, depth is not an issue.

TD,
I think you would find plenty of moles, mountain beavers, a marmot or two or three around here that you could covort with, and be plenty happy. Altho the Mrs wombat is probably more phun!

Marty
04-23-2009 11:58 PM
tdw Good stuff isn't it ? What an area to have on your front door step. Trouble is I'd never make it back to work on Monday morning.
04-23-2009 11:57 PM
sailingdog Beautiful post faster.
04-23-2009 11:51 PM
St Anna What an incredible place to cruise. What are the depths like - for a draft of 6'6"? What is the cruising season in BC - when should you head south?
04-23-2009 11:36 PM
scove Fantastic pics Faster! Very inspirational. We have nearly a month off in July and are hoping to make our way up to Desolation Sound. For now we're going to finally try and get over to Plumper Cove tomorrow and explore the park for the weekend.
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