Around Vancouver Island 2013

Vessel Name: Reborn
Vessel Make/Model: 1952 Wood Ketch out of Orkney Islands
Hailing Port: Nanaimo, BC Canada
Crew: Moe and Laurie
About:
Moe, the Skipper, has many years of sailing experience. He owned his first sailing dinghy when he was 15 and sailed with his friends around the Sunshine Coast of BC. Later he discovered windsurfing and devoted many years to his board. [...]
Extra: Reborn is a 42' fibre glass over wood ketch built in the Orkney islands in 1952. In her life time she has been redone enough times to carry her name with pride. Reborn has served as a pilot boat, a pleasure motor craft and now as a ketch.
21 August 2013 | Winter Cove to Nanaimo
21 August 2013 | Sidney Spit to Winter Cove, Saturna Island
21 August 2013 | Victoria to Sidney Spit
21 August 2013 | Sooke to Victoria
14 August 2013 | Bamfield to Sooke
13 August 2013 | Ucluelet and Ucluelet to Bamfield
06 August 2013 | Ucluelet
06 August 2013 | Joe's Bay to Ucluelet
06 August 2013 | Tofino to Joe's Bay
06 August 2013 | Tofino
02 August 2013 | Bacchante Bay to Tofino
02 August 2013 | Hot Springs Cove to Bacchante Bay
02 August 2013 | Friendly Cove to Hot Springs Cove
02 August 2013 | Bodega Cove to Friendly Cove
02 August 2013 | Tahsis to Bodega Cove, Kendrick Island
28 July 2013 | Dixie Cove to Tahsis
27 July 2013 | Walter's Cove to Dixie Cove, Hohoae Island
25 July 2013 | Bunsby Islands to Walter's Cove, Kyoquot
25 July 2013 | Columbia Cove to Bunsby Islands
24 July 2013 | Walter's Cove, Kyoquot
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21 August 2013 | Winter Cove to Nanaimo

Day 39

Day 39 – August 29, 2013 Monday

21 August 2013 | Sidney Spit to Winter Cove, Saturna Island

Day 38

Day 38 – August 11, 2013 Sunday

21 August 2013 | Victoria to Sidney Spit

Day 37

Day 37 – August 10, 2013 Saturday

21 August 2013 | Sooke to Victoria

Day 36

Day 36 – August 9, 2013 Friday

14 August 2013 | Bamfield to Sooke

Day 35

Day 35 – August 8, 2013 Thursday

13 August 2013 | Ucluelet and Ucluelet to Bamfield

Day 33 and Day 34

Day 33 and Day 34, August 6 and 7, 2013 Tuesday and Wednesday

Preparations

12 June 2013 | Nanaimo, BC Canada
Laurie
We have been planning this trip for quite some time. I'm not sure when the idea came into being but we have been nursing it along for awhile. The original plan was for a year long sailing adventure. In the beginning of the plan, we were not yet married, nor did we live together. We each had our own homes and were going to capitalize on the sale of our respective homes to fund our adventure. Moe's house sold first and after a long time on the market, so did mine. Sadly, the market was not cooperative and we didn't come out quite as rich as anticipated and realized we may not be able to see our dream to fruition. But we did get married!

As we all know, life throws us curve balls and opportunities and if we're paying attention we can take advantage of those times. Usually Moe works summers and I pine away waiting for him to come back on weekends so we can sail and have some good times together. Usually I maintained my long term job. Due to a twist in circumstances, that came to an end in 2012 and I started a new job, only to find myself unemployed after a few months. In early 2013 I was able to obtain a part time job and Moe got local work instead of out of town work. When I learned that my part time job was to come to an end in June we thought - now is the time, let's make this happen! We have a month to get everything prepared and ready to do our Around Vancouver Island sail cruise, a slightly shortened version of the original plan.
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