Circumnavigating Vancouver Island 2024

Back in 2003, we circumnavigated Vancouver Island, capturing wonderful memories. Now in 2024 we hope to re-visit this large island, and create some new memories!

14 June 2024 | Tofino, BC
09 June 2024 | Hot Springs Cove, BC
08 June 2024 | Friendly Cove, BC
08 June 2024 | Tahsis, BC
08 June 2024 | Walter's Cove
08 June 2024 | Leaving Bunsby Islands
08 June 2024 | Brooks Peninsula, BC
29 May 2024 | Julian Cove, BC
25 May 2024 | Kains Island, BC
25 May 2024 | North Harbour, BC
22 May 2024 | Beaver Harbour, BC
19 May 2024 | Port McNeill, BC
18 May 2024 | Lagoon Cove, BC
17 May 2024 | Lagoon Cove, BC
14 May 2024 | Campbell River, BC
13 May 2024 | Denman Island, BC
12 May 2024 | Nanaimo, BC
11 May 2024 | Nanaimo, BC
10 May 2024 | Nanaimo, BC
08 May 2024 | Nanaimo, BC

Around Cape Scott

25 May 2024 | North Harbour, BC
George Stonecliffe | Cloudy with some Rain
We left Bull Harbour on Hope Island just to the east of the passage to Cape Scott at 5am on Saturday, May 25th. Taking advantage of the 2-knot ebb current, we motored along an inner passage between shore and a large area of seaweed at 7-8 knots speed-over-ground. Local fisherman stay in 20' depths in this area! When past the seaweed, we eased out into deeper waters towards Cape Sutil which is about a fourth of the way to Cape Scott (which is the northwestern most point of Vancouver Island). Just past Cape Sutil we had a humpback whale splash and sound just 50 yards off our starboard side. Winds were NW8-10 against the lessening 1.5 knot ebb current, but wave action was 'bumpy' including a healthy western swell. Moving out to 200' depths, the conditions eased a bit. It was 9am when we rounded Cape Scott. We did see small patches of 'dancing waves', caused by opposing currents from either side of Vancouver Island. As we turned south we passed a Canadian Coast Guard ship as we headed to Quatsino Sound 30 miles south.
Vessel Name: Julia Max
Vessel Make/Model: 45' Passport/Peterson Custom Ketch
Hailing Port: Portland, Oregon, USA
Crew: George and Sue Stonecliffe
About: The summer of 2024 will be spent heading north from Portland, OR to British Columbia, Canada; circumnavigating Vancouver Island, visiting Princess Louisa Inlet, and hopefully staying smoke free!
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