Huzzah Cruising the Northwest

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
16 June 2017 | Passage to Pacific Northwest

Drew, Rebecca, & Heriot

30 July 2018
Our most recent stop was to Drew Harbor, Rebecca Spit & Heriot Bay, on Quadra Island’s east side. We anchored in Drew Harbor, which gains its protection from Rebecca Spit to its East. Rebecca Spit has the most amazing collection of driftwood and logs covering its shores I’ve ever seen and RVers come just to see it. Heriot Bay is to West, crowded with dozens of cheap fiberglass boats that make anchoring there impossible for visitors. But it has a decent marina, resort, pub, and RV park (and showers) on its south shores. After the Octopus Islands, we were looking for a dinner out and the Pub sounded great. After a couple sleeves (pints) of beer and the big serving of fish and chips, we were full! With locals pouring in for the live music, we retreated to the boat for another restful night.

The following day we got a chance to stretch our legs a bit more with walk to the island’s largest food store. Not that it’s big – it’s not! Living here in the islands would be a difficult adjustment for most mainland folks. Later that day, a fellow sailor from the anchorage that had recognized Huzzah from a few different harbors over the prior weeks’ stopped by in his dinghy to chat. That afforded us another chance to meet some delightful Canadian sailors over sun-downers in the cockpit.

A peaceful anchorage well worth the visit!

Cheers from Huzzah!
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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 .
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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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