West Coast of Vancouver Island: The Windward RouteElsie Hulsizer
So you want to take your boat to one of the best cruising grounds in the Pacific Northwest! Maybe you've read my book, Voyages to Windward: Sailing Adventures on Vancouver Island's West Coast, and were entranced by the stories of isolated anchorages, picturesque villages, gorgeous scenery and interesting wildlife. Or maybe you read my most recent blog on what a great preparation the West Coast of Vancouver Island can be for a trip to SE Alaska.
West Coast of Vancouver Island: Preparation for SE Alaska12/12/2011
Map: Vancouver Island showing three locations depicted in this blog
Friday Harbor to Port Townsend. September 6-7. 2011. Saved by The Cookie Monster.Elsie Hulsizer
09/29/2011, posted at Seattle
We were taking our dinghy into the marina at Friday Harbor with a load of laundry when swirls of black dots swept across the sky. It took me a minute to realize the dots weren't in the sky or even on my glasses but in my eyes. In seconds, the swirls broke up and disappeared but if I focused right I could see that I now had hundreds, maybe thousands of tiny dots floating in my right eye. Floaters. I'd read a pamphlet about them in the ophthalmologist's office once and remembered that they were common and not usually serious, but their sudden explosion in my eye scared me.
Voyages North on SV Osprey
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