Linger Longer

14 September 2016
06 August 2016
09 July 2016
18 July 2015
24 May 2015
31 March 2015
26 February 2015
15 February 2015 | Barra de Navidad
07 February 2015 | Tenacatita Bay
04 February 2015
26 January 2015 | 19 18.051'N
04 January 2015 | La Cruz, Nayarit, Mexico
25 December 2014 | La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
01 December 2014 | Ensenada, Mexico

Too much fun

31 July 2013 | Miles Inlet
We have been in remote areas and completely out of touch for the past several weeks, but have been to some amazing places, met interesting people, and observed nature at its best.

Fitz Hugh Sound provided us with more humpbacks than boats. Their pattern is to surface three or four times over a three to eight minute period, then dive to greater depths displaying their entire tail end as it flips up and then down. An awesome sight!

We’ve walked beaches and walked through old growth forests. We’ve seen tons of eagles and ospreys, some diving for fish. Being anchored in calm and peaceful coves and inlets, the language of the birds is a wonder. As well, one night we heard a long two minutes of howling wolves during the twilight hours.

Fury Cove on Penrose Island offered landlocked protection from stormy seas, yet we could still see and hear the ocean just beyond the inside sandy spit.

On clear nights, we can easily see the Milky Way and beyond.

One morning, we heard a thunderous landslide in the hills behind us. We’ve enjoyed many sunny and warm days, some with enough wind for hoisting the sails. But Fogust (foggy August) seems to have arrived a little early as we were hunkered down for a few days waiting for it to dissipate. After spending a full day at low speeds in sometimes zero visibility and constant monitoring of the radar, we decided to wait it out before crossing Queen Charlotte Strait.

By the way, some areas on Vancouver Island and the BC coast claim up to 200 inches of rain annually.

In summary, we are having way too much fun, breathing way too much clean air, and eating almost too much crab.
Vessel Name: S/V Linger Longer
Vessel Make/Model: Sceptre 41/43
Hailing Port: Seattle, WA
Crew: Kirk & Kristin Doyle
Our adventure started Sunday, June 16, 2013 with many friends "cutting our dock lines" at Shilshole Bay Marina in Seattle, Washington. When we left we knew we were pressed for time to reach southeast Alaska for the most favorable cruising months. After contemplating this dilemma for a short [...]
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Heading north into the Sea of Cortez for the summer where there is less change of hurricanes.
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Created 19 December 2015
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Created 18 December 2015
Isolated volcanic island and bird sanctuary 18 miles off coast
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Created 4 April 2015
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Created 3 April 2015
Heading back north, lingering longer at various anchorages.
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Created 4 February 2015
We made a quick overnight passage south to Manzanillo.
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Created 3 February 2015
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Created 3 February 2015
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Created 3 February 2015
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Created 23 July 2014
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Created 1 May 2014
Sights around Victoria
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Created 28 March 2014
Broughton Islands and Fitz Hugh Sound, BC
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Created 1 August 2013