Linger Longer

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Our longest linger yet

20 April 2014 | Shearwater, Denny Island, BC
We've lingered too long at Shearwater on Denny Island on the BC Coast but it wasn't by design. Fortunately, during the off-season, moorage on the dock is complimentary, there are some nice walks (but beware of wolves and bears), and conveniences (grocery store, restaurant, laundromat) and very friendly people.

We arrived here on a beautiful, warm and sunny day, Sunday, April 13, with expectations of crossing Milbanke Sound and heading north in Finlayson Channel the next day to explore and soak in several hot springs along our route to Prince Rupert (last stop before crossing into Alaskan waters). Ah, but not the case. A series of strong low pressure systems were moving in causing high winds and high seas in Milbanke Sound. Day after day (sometimes hourly), we watched and listened to the forecasts. While docked safely at the marina, we sat through occasional gusty winds and pounding rain, clearing skies, a calm harbor, and pleasant to nasty weather while the seas were building outside where we wanted to go. But we made the best of it mostly meeting new friends caught in the same circumstances, hearing about their travel/life stories with interest and lots of laughter.

But we're ready to move on as the forecast is looking favorable for an early morning departure tomorrow the 21st.
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 23 July 2014
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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