Kenyalang II

James & Roni celebrate 50 years aboard Kenyalang II

15 August 2019 | Port McNeil
22 July 2019 | Lookout at Hakai
11 July 2019 | Shearwater
09 July 2019 | Kisameet
29 June 2019 | Green *Island Anchorage
26 June 2019 | Hemasila Inlet
23 June 2019 | Fury Cove
21 June 2019 | Port Hardy
17 June 2019 | Port Hardy downtown
13 June 2019 | O Brien Bay, Simoon Sound
12 June 2019 | O'Brien's Bay, Simoom Sound
09 June 2019
08 June 2019 | Lagoon Cove
06 June 2019 | Johnstone straits
05 June 2019
04 June 2019 | Forward Harbour
03 June 2019
03 June 2019

Heading Home

15 August 2019 | Port McNeil
James & Roni Redman
The mirror smooth sea reflected the fog so perfectly we could not determine whether the Scoters were landing on the water at our bow or flying high above our mast. Fog horns blasted in the distance while James targeted every blimp on the radar, reporting to me. . . 2.5 miles at 11 o’clock off our bow, traveling at 6 knots, considered dangerous!

God’s Pocket was our first target after leaving Fury Cove. No, I didn’t invent these names. The fog formed a ribbon just ahead of us, rolling away just enough to entice us on. It lead us past Port Hardy and keep rolling u til we reached Port McNeil, anchor down, and an hour later, clear blue sky!

Wow, and we have internet access and phone service, luxuries we have not had while enjoying the solitude and incredible beauty of the Central B.C. Coast. Having Quinn and Ash, followed by Ali, Timbul and Forrest arrive at Shearwater for a week’s visit made it all even more delightful.

We will update the blog when we get the opportunity. Getting ready to up the anchor now, retracing our route up here and probably checking back into the States in Roche Harbour in a couple of weeks.


22 July 2019 | Lookout at Hakai
James & Roni Redman
There are only a few anchorages on the Central Coast that afford the luxury of a hiking trail, but Pruth, on Calvert Island, with the Hakai Conservancy at the head of the Bay, is protecting an area that makes you wonder at how privileged you are to be here. There are boardwalked trails through rainforest to white sand beaches, lagoons, granite cliffs, islets decorating the Pacific blue waters, and a hike up to Lookout to share the view with the Eagles. WOW!

Blown Away!!!!!!!!!

11 July 2019 | Shearwater
Roni Quinn Redman
Soooooo, being modest, I have to admit, James and I have visited incredible places and met amazing people over our lifetime. But yesterday just about hit the top of the list.

Shearwater, the go to marina on the central B.C. coast is not exactly competing with say, Waikiki. And, you wouldn't expect to run into someone else you knew from, for example, Fairfield County, Ct. here.

So, it is not wonder that when James and I grabbed the docklines for "Otava", a classy trawler from Anacortes, WA and greeted its owners with "Hi Dianne, Hi Tom, that we got this confused look back, like, "Who are you?"

Well, Dianne was my room-mate at UConn, class of 1964! Okay, give me the odds. Should I really invest in a lottery ticket!

Needless to say, we had a fantastic evening, making up stories when we couldn't possibly remember the truth, but they were good anyway. No photo to post here after a few glasses of wine, but I will add our college photos when we return home (if I can find them).
Vessel Name: Kenyalang II
Vessel Make/Model: Catalina Morgan 440
Hailing Port: Port Ludlow, WA
Crew: James, Roni , Tilloo
About: James & Roni have been sailing through life together since 1968, Tilloo, proud of her pirate cat lineage, joined the crew in 2003 in the Abacos.
KENYALANG, an Atkins Ingrid 38, cruised the South Pacific, 1975-78. VIA MARIS, a Giles 51" ketch brought our crew to Alaska in 1989. 2003 -2007 ALICAT, a Gemini 105 MC sailed the Bahamas, for 5 years when we purchased Harlequinn, a Lagoon 380 S2. We enjoyed her until 2014. We then [...]
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Hakai Conservancy, Calvert Island
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An abandoned, but not forgotten, First Nation Village
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Created 15 August 2018
An abandoned, but not forgotten, First Nation Village
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To the Salish Sea and beyond!
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Guam, Pohnpei & Palau aboard BEFORE
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Created 16 November 2012
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Created 7 April 2011
Fish, turtles, and the marine mammals that photograph them.
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Created 7 April 2011
Friday morning Market, St. George's
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Created 18 December 2010
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Created 13 December 2010
Seaman Quinn Redman and Galley Maid Ashley Hanes on leave in Puerto Rico for some hard earned respite.
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Created 4 April 2010