Sailing the Karina C

Vessel Name: Karina C
Vessel Make/Model: Spencer 35
Hailing Port: Nanaimo, B.C.
Crew: Jay + Anita Bigland
About: We are a crew of 2 ready to take on adventure on the Pacific Coast. We have returned from sailing to Mexico from 2010-15.
Extra: email us at jayanitabigland@gmail.com
20 January 2018 | Willemstad Curaçao
09 January 2018 | Fort de France Martinique
03 January 2018 | Ft. Lauderdale
01 January 2018 | Victoria airport
14 November 2017
12 September 2017 | Nanaimo
01 September 2017 | Nanaimo
04 July 2017
16 May 2017 | S Pender Island
03 May 2017 | Westport Marina
08 April 2017 | Nanaimo
28 March 2017 | Home
05 March 2017 | Singapore Airport
01 March 2017 | Enroute to Singapore
01 March 2017 | At sea towards Singapore
28 February 2017 | Laem Chabang
28 February 2017 | Laem Chabang
28 February 2017 | Laem Chabang
28 February 2017 | Laem Chabang
28 February 2017 | Laem Chabang
Recent Blog Posts
20 January 2018 | Willemstad Curaçao

In Curaçao

Anita in the fashion show onboard the Koningsdam.

09 January 2018 | Fort de France Martinique

In Fort de France

Soufrierre Bay and town. It was the first capital of St. Lucia. Pitons are to the right.

03 January 2018 | Ft. Lauderdale

Set.....

Inside the cruise ship terminal

01 January 2018 | Victoria airport

Ready......

The view from the cafe at Victoria Airport.

14 November 2017

Mothballed!

We have shut down Karina C for the winter. All has been decommissioned. We hope to get Karina C recommissioned in March 2018 and sail off to Olympia WA for our next international cruise. We had a wonderful summer on the boat and hope that 2018 will be even better. During the winter we are going to cruise [...]

12 September 2017 | Nanaimo

Cabbage & Tumbo Island

A google earth view.

Late Summer Cruise

01 September 2017 | Nanaimo
Jay/Warm
Sunset at Cabbage Island

With Karina all fixed up and ready to travel, we finally set off on a 2 week cruise to Vancouver and the Gulf Islands.
We had a pleasant sail to Vancouver from Nanaimo. It started off in 15 knots of wind from the NW. Eventually, by the bell buoy, the wind left us and we hanked on the "iron jib" and motored the rest of the way into False Creek. We found a pretty good spot to anchor and we stayed in Vancouver for a music reading workshop and visiting our friends Jim and Linda. One morning, after a particularly windy night, our neighbour had drifted uncomfortably close to us. We took that as a sign that it was time to head for other anchorages. As the wind was from the NW again, we headed down to Tumbo Island.
Tumbo has to be one of the prettiest anchorages in the whole of the Gulf Islands. Unfortunately, it has a scary reputation for being rough in NW winds. The good news for us was the winds were forecast to be light from the SE. We stayed there 2 nights. We walked Cabbage Island 2x and Tumbo once. Tumbo is by far the larger of the two with a pleasant trail system to walk. There are two places to land on Tumbo. One is a steep dinghy tie up and you scramble up a rock to the trail. The other is a rather muddy beach. We put the wheels on the dinghy and rolled it up the muddy beach where we started our walk.
On the next day, we decided to start the long journey towards home. We stayed the next 2 nights at Bedwell Harbour tied to a mooring can. We enjoyed some of the resort facilities and walked to Gowland Point (see pics from earlier posts).
We left Bedwell in the mid afternoon and headed for Ganges where we visited Heinz and Lisa.The served us a delicious supper and desert. We left the next day for Montague Harbour where we walked the lovely little peninsula in the park.
The next day, we made it to Princess Cove where we stayed one night and then sailed and motored home. We had 0 mechanical issues and 100% good times. Within 15 minutes of getting home, it started to rain. Was that good timing or good planning?
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