On our way to Shawl Bay a pod of white-sided dolphins entertained us by diving and jumping around our boat. According to an article in today's Vancouver Sun, this species has been growing increasingly more common in southern BC waters. Just a few years ago you had to go north to find them.
Steve and Elsie Hulsizer (author of Glaciers, Bears and Totems and Voyages to Windward)
Elsie and Steve Hulsizer have sailed northwest waters since arriving in Seattle via sailboat from Boston in 1979. [...] Elsie is the author of "Glacier, Bears and Totems: Sailing in Search of the Real Southeast Alaska" (Harbour Puglishing, 2010) and "Voyages to Windward: Sailing Adventures on Vancouver Island's West Coast" (Harbour Publishing, 2005).
Steve has 300,000 miles at sea on freighters, destroyers, submarines, fishboats, and sailboats. He has built and repaired naval ships, fishboats, and ferries.
See Elsie's website for more information and photographs
2015 blog covers trip to SE Alaska
2014 blog covered trip to Seymour and Belize Inlets through Nakwakto Rapids
2013 blog covered a trip to SE Alaska and back. We left Seattle on May 16 and returned September 9.
2012 blog covered a trip from Seattle up the west coast of Vancouver Island, then [...]
across Queen Charlotte Sound to the mainland and the Great Bear Rainforest. We got as far north as Kitimat and the Gardner Canal. Past blogs (still on the site) cover trips to Haida Gwaii (the Queen Charlotte Islands) in 2009, a to BC's north coast in 2010 and to Southeast Alaska in 2011.