Huzzah Cruising the Northwest

09 August 2018
01 August 2018
27 July 2018
25 July 2018 | Gorge Harbour, BC
20 July 2018 | Prideaux Haven
19 July 2018 | Desolation Sound
18 July 2018 | Desolation Sound
17 July 2018 | Squirrel Cove, BC
12 July 2018
09 July 2018
06 July 2018
25 August 2017 | Roscoe Bay
24 August 2017 | Tenedos Bay, Desolation Sound
21 August 2017 | Tenedos Bay, BC
20 August 2017 | Tenedos Bay, BC
22 June 2017 | Passage to Pacific Northwest
20 June 2017 | Passage to Pacific Northwest
18 June 2017 | Passage to Pacific Northwest

Octopus Islands

27 July 2018
This was our first visit to this Marine Park, and we were rewarded with amazing sights, abundant wildlife and unreal serenity. To reach the Octopus Islands on Quarda Island’s NE corner, you need to transit at least one of the four rapids at Surge, Hole in the Wall or Upper & Lower Okisollo. For some, rapids are a just too dicey to deal with, so they pass on the amazing opportunities the northern destinations offer. All the better for us. No noisy boaters here.

Four larger islands shield the anchorage from Okisolllo Channel, and a dozen large rock formations are scattered throughout the NE side of the park to keep navigating interesting. We prefer to keep Huzzah pointed into the evening breeze, so we anchored in Waiatt Bay, with a city block of room between us and the next boat - a huge contrast to the lower islands. This place is so calm, you can hear your ears ring and you might even think your keel was stuck in the mud after a while. Two days later, we pulled our anchor (almost in unison) with the half-dozen or so boats headed to slack water at the rapids, and headed south again to Rebecca Spit & Drew Harbor.

The weather this trip has been awesome, with temperatures in the mid 70’s to high 80’s almost every day – and no rain!

Cheers from Huzzah!
Vessel Name: Huzzah
Vessel Make/Model: Jeanneau 45.2 built in '99 for the BVI Charter fleet. Purchased in 2011 in Seattle, and began an extensive re-fit.
Hailing Port: Gig Harbor, WA
Crew: Gerry & Jody Gilbert
About: Retired professionals living the dream. Gerry & friends do the ocean passages, wife Jody & the kids fly in for the cruising. Departed the PNW for Mexico & So. Pacific September 2015, Returned to Gig Harbor July 2017 .
Huzzah \(ˌ)hə-ˈzä\ : an exclamation of joy, applause, appreciation — or shout of acclaim. Huzzah may be categorized with such interjections as hoorah and hooray. According to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), in the 17th and 18th centuries it was identified as a sailor's cheer or [...]
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