Broughtons Cruise 2009

25 August 2009 | Tacoma Yacht Club, Tacoma WA
24 August 2009
24 August 2009 | TYC Eagle Harbor outstation, Bainbridge Island
20 August 2009 | Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
19 August 2009 | Deer Harbor, Orcas Island
18 August 2009 | Reid Harbor, Stewart Island
17 August 2009 | Sidney/North Saanich, BC
15 August 2009 | Fulford Harbour, Saltspring Island
14 August 2009 | Otter Bay, North Pender Island
12 August 2009 | Ganges, Saltspring Island
10 August 2009 | Telegraph Harbour, Thetis Island
09 August 2009 | Telegraph Harbour, Thetis Island
08 August 2009 | Clam Bay, Kuper Island
07 August 2009 | Among the Masses
07 August 2009 | Nanaimo, BC
05 August 2009 | Garden Bay, Pender Harbour
04 August 2009 | Lund, BC Mainland
02 August 2009 | Lagoon Cove Marina, East Cracroft Island
01 August 2009 | Waddington Bay, Bonwick Island
31 July 2009 | Laura Cove, Broughton Island

No Bull, Turnbull

12 July 2009 | Turnbull Cove, BC Mainland
WX: clear after low a.m. clouds, temp 75, wind lt/var
Turnbull Cove is essentially our "turning point" for this cruise. It marks our most northerly point, at just shy of 52 degrees North latitude. We'll make it past 127 degrees west longitude in a couple of days when we visit Jennis Bay in Drury Inlet.

Before leaving Laura Cove this morning, we retrieved the shrimp pot and were pleased to find 32 big prawns that had invited themselves to dinner. A combination of deep water and the special stinky bait we bought at Lagoon Cove did the trick.

Turnbull Cove is a surprisingly large bay with lots of room for lots of boats. We anchored in about 40 feet a long way from anyone else. From our anchorage, the place looked completely landlocked and it was easy to imagine we were anchored in a lake. While John and Collin investigated the fishing, I took the dinghy over to investigate Roaringhole Rapids, which was running at strength. It was impressive, though it reminded me more of places like Von Donop Lagoon and Squirrel Cove Lagoon´┐Ż"not as big and powerful as Okisollo Channel. Still, you'd not want to mess with it in anything but a dinghy.

The fishing proved futile but the shrimp pot got us another dozen prawns. We took a layday at Turnbull and hiked to Huaskin Lake.
(see picture) The folks who developed the trail obviously subscribed to the philosophy of "the shortest distance between two points is a straight line." The trail goes straight up and straight down, though the descent to the lake is aided by stairs carved into a log. The lake was pretty but COLD. Only John was brave (foolish?) enough to try swimming.
Vessel Name: Dreamtime
Vessel Make/Model: Ocean Alexander 40
Hailing Port: Gig Harbor, WA
Crew: Charlie & Diane Long
We are retired teachers who have been sailing in the Northwest for nearly 40 years. Charlie learned sailing and seamanship aboard his parents' Islander 24 back in the 60's. Diane learned out of self-defense when she realized she was marrying a sailor. [...]
The "Dreamtime" is the period in Australian aboriginal mythology known as the "time before time." It was during the Dreamtime that that ancestor spirits "dreamed" the world into existence. People often ask, "Why do you have a SNAKE as your logo?" The Rainbow Serpent, or Waugal, was the [...]

About us...

Who: Charlie & Diane Long
Port: Gig Harbor, WA