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

Skull Cove, south of Cape Caution. August 18, 2015.

30 August 2015 | posted at Maple Bay, B.C.
Elsie Hulsizer
Photo: A face on the cliff at the entrance of Skull Cove

I’ve always wondered how Skull Cove got its name. It’s not listed in either of the two books about B.C. place names, the shape of the cove on the chart doesn’t resemble a skull, nor have we seen any skull-like rocks in its waters. But last year when we were leaving, we saw what could be taken as a face on the white cliff at the cove’s entrance. Could the face be the reason for its name?

Whatever the reason, Skull Cove is a great harbor for resting in after a rough rounding of Cape Caution. We can hear the waves break on the rocks outside and red-throated loons give their lonely wails, but the water in the cove is quiet.
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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