Voyages North

22 September 2017 | Posted in Seattle
08 September 2017 | Posted at Spencer Spit, San Juan Islands
18 August 2017 | Posted at Spencer Spit, San Juan Islands
17 August 2017 | Olympia
22 August 2016 | posted at Prideaux Haven, Desolation Sound
29 July 2016 | Posted at Hakkai, Fitz Hugh Sound
29 July 2016 | Posted at Hakkai, Fitz Hugh Sound
29 July 2016 | Posted at Hakkai, Fitz Hugh Sound
08 July 2016 | Posted at Ucluelet
08 July 2016 | Posted at Ucluelet

Local Knowledge: Southeasterlies in Esperanza Inlet. June 28, 2012.

05 July 2012 | posted at Kyuquot
Elsie Hulsizer
Photo: Osprey anchored in Nuchatlitz while southeasterlies blow outside.

We wondered if we should leave the secure moorage of Westview Marina when we heard on the weather radio that southeasterly gales were predicted. But an e-mail from Bob Devault in Nuchatlitz reassured us. "Southeasterlies don't bother Esperanza Inlet," said Bob. He was right. Our trip from Tahsis to Nuchatlitz was uneventful, the wind so calm we motored all the way. Local knowledge does work.

We anchored in Nuchatlitz , delighted to find calm water, and went ashore to the small dock on a private island. Two friendly children helped us tie up our dinghy. A minute later Dan Devault walked out of a small cottage. On our first trip here, in 1984, he had been the one to greet us.

Dan
Dan Devault, working his oyster beds
Comments
Vessel Name: Osprey
Vessel Make/Model: Annapolis 44 sloop
Hailing Port: Seattle
Crew: Steve and Elsie Hulsizer (author of Glaciers, Bears and Totems and Voyages to Windward)
About:
Elsie and Steve Hulsizer have sailed northwest waters since arriving in Seattle via sailboat from Boston in 1979. [...]
Extra:
2017: local cruising including South Puget Sound and San Juan Islands 2016:north up West Coast VI, across QC Sound to central BC coast 2015: trip to SE Alaska 2014: Seymour and Belize Inlets through Nakwakto Rapids 2013: SE Alaska and back. 2012: from Seattle up the west coast of Vancouver [...]
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