Voyage of the SV Terrwyn

Bill and Cathy Norrie are co-caps on their beautiful yacht, Terrwyn and together they are voyaging around the world.

18 June 2016 | 48 17'N:124 03'W, Strait of Juan de Fuca
14 June 2016 | 47 30'N:127 35'W, Bamfield, B.C., Canada
13 June 2016 | 47 30'N:127 35'W, Approaching the Pacific North West
12 June 2016 | 45 31'N:131 13'W, Approaching the Pacific North West
11 June 2016 | 44 36'N:132 31'W, Approaching the Pacific North West
09 June 2016 | 42 25'N:135 40'W, Approaching the Pacific North West
07 June 2016 | 40 05'N:140 20'W, Day 15 : Hawaii to Canada
04 June 2016 | 36 40'N:143 30'W, Day 12 : Hawaii to Canada
03 June 2016 | 34 36.5'N:144 28.9'W, Day 11 : Hawaii to Canada
02 June 2016 | 33 00'N:145 32'W, Day 10 : Hawaii to Canada
31 May 2016 | 30 01'N:146 37'W, Day 8 Hawaii to Canada
30 May 2016 | 29 34'N:149 06'W, Day 7 Hawaii to Canada
29 May 2016 | 28 58'N:150 35'W, 6 day underway
26 May 2016 | 24 43'N:156 56'W, Third day underway
25 May 2016 | 22 56.8'N:158 02'W, Leaving Oahu
24 May 2016 | Honolulu, Hawaii
14 May 2016 | Honolulu, Hawaii
12 May 2016 | 21 11.6'N:157 42'W, Sailing to Honolulu
11 May 2016 | 21 05'N:157 02'W, Lahaina Roadsteadl
09 May 2016 | 20 52'N:156 41'W, Lahaina Roadsteadl

Whale of a Welcome!

18 June 2016 | 48 17'N:124 03'W, Strait of Juan de Fuca
Poppy
What a welcome!

Yesterday, sailing from Bamfield approaching the entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca we came across a pod of Grey Whales. We spent an hour watching them majestically moving through the water. Breaching, spy hopping and diving they gave us a show that neither of us had ever experienced before ... nowhere in the world. We finally decided to move on or we would have been arriving in Neah Bay after dark. We couldn't believe it when the whales moved with us and escorted us along the Canadian coast until we headed across to the U.S.

Thank you Canadian Grey Whales for our welcome home show!

Landfall Made

14 June 2016 | 47 30'N:127 35'W, Bamfield, B.C., Canada
Poppy
We have arrived!!

We are now docked in Bamfield after 30 minutes short of 21 days at sea, Hawaii to Canada. Greeted by enthusiast locals... free beers and free moorage to celebrate our arrival. (A big thanks to Ron at "The Motel").

What a welcome back to the place we left 5 years and 2 weeks ago!

Landfall Planning

13 June 2016 | 47 30'N:127 35'W, Approaching the Pacific North West
Scuppers
Ship's Log July 13 Noon Day 20

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Final landfall is looming in view. Yesterday (finishing just now at 'noon') was prodigious. Near gale strength breeze backing from the N to NW and now West through the night. Seas have built to more than 3-4 m but now aft of the beam.

Thankfully Terrwyn received this gift to be in position for landfall tomorrow - midday with flex time either side. Therefore it's all systems a go with little chance of another forced night out - hove to, to arrive in daylight.

Yesterday's run was 154nm (best for this passage) and now only 120 nm to go to make a 21 day passage, Hawaii to Canada.

Yahoo!!
Vessel Name: Terrwyn
Vessel Make/Model: Pacific Seacraft Crealock 37
Hailing Port: Victoria, B.C., Canada
Crew: Bill and Cathy Norrie (AKA Scuppers and Pipper)
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We were able to get a 20 day visa to visit the Galapagos. Of those days we spent some on the island of Santa Cruz where Terrwyn is anchored then went on a 4 day cruise tour with 14 other people. The cruise took us to: Bachas Bay on Baltra Island, , Genovesa Island one of the most remote of the islands, Bartolome a volcanic islet just off the island of Santiago and finally Isabela, the largest island in the archipelago. A highlight for us was our final snorkelling time at Los Tuneles on Isabela. Imagine drifiting amongst numerous giant Green Turtles as they browse the seaweed. Bill even saw a large Seahorse, 8-10 inches in height! It was too far down (about 5 metres) for me to dive to. Seahorses are notoriously hard to find so this was quite a coup for the group to find.
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Created 26 March 2016
We sailed from Trinidad to Bonaire and then on to Santa Marta, Columbia. After a few days we took the bus to Cartagena and stayed overnight. Lovely historical town. From Santa Marta we sailed to the San Blas Islands visiting 3 different islands, one of which had a traditional village with very friendly Kunas. One of our favourite anchorages was the Swimming Pool Anchorage in the Holandes Cays. BBQ Island was sweet with a grass hut cafe that served fresh fish dinners every night - the guys would go out fishing at 6pm and the fish was served at 7:30. Talk about straight from the hook to your plate!! Transit the Panama Canal is another adventure.
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Created 28 February 2016
Time spent in Santa Marta and Cartagena gave us a taste of Colombia.
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Created 13 February 2016
A fascinating peek into history. One could almost sense the spirits which must still abound this place of confinement.
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Created 9 April 2015
We sailed in on Christmas morning 2014 and plan to stay a couple or three weeks. Lots to do and so many wonderful Saints to get to know.
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Created 2 January 2015
Whilst anchored in Walvis Bay we hired a car and took off into the desert. First Sossussvlei and then north to Etosha National Park and wild animals.
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Created 14 December 2014
We spent just over a week in the RCYC (Royal Cape Yacht Club) and enjoyed Cape Town especially with the Volvo Ocean Race teams being here (their first stop in the round the world race).
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Created 21 November 2014
On November 13, 2014 exactly one year to the day (and almost to the hour) when we sailed into False Bay from the east we set sail for the Cape of Good Hope. The only day in many that the weather was fair for us to head out. We made the journey from Simon's Town to Cape Town in a good time of 9 hours.
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Created 17 November 2014
Just a few images of the results of months of planning what we should take with us for our next leg. Despite careful selections when it comes down to the crunch much had to be left behind...
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Created 31 October 2014
We kept Terrwyn in Gulf Harbour Marina, Auckland New Zealand since we arrived in November 2011. After much work done to fix, add and update her we are finally ready to head off again. We spent a couple of nights in the Viaduct Marina in Auckland. It was fun to be in the middle of everything...particularly since an International Triathalon was being held in the Viaduct that weekend. Lots of people and things happening. We then headed off for Kawua Island where we spent a few days on a very secure mooring buoy thanks to the hospitatlity of the owners of Kawau Lodge, Helen and Dave Jefferies. Dinner with Lin and Larry Pardey was fun. A trip in Pickle, our inflatable dinghy, to Mansion House Bay topped it all off!
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Created 11 April 2013