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What a summer!

19 September 2014
It is so hard for me to believe that summer is winding to a close, and fall is on our doorstep. For those of you who know me, I am NEVER ready to say goodbye to warm summer nights, ocean swimming, less clothing and of course flip flops!

This has been a summer to remember for so many reasons! Moving to our new neighbourhood opened the door for us to explore favorite places as well as discovering a few new ones (not sharing) within just a few hours from our doorstep! We proudly put on a 150% sail that had been tucked away in our storage unit, with hopes of doing a lot more light air sailing. Although it didn't look the same after being rolled up for the past 8 yrs, a little discolored, a little stained, we coined it "Big Ugly" and decided to use it anyways. This sail has proved to be amazing! It may not look the prettiest, but it opened up a whole new world of enjoyment for us and sailing. We spent so much more time sailing this summer, and learnt first hand what a balanced helm actually feels like! The boat is happy, the owners are happy and Big Ugly was definitely the key!

We had an epic weekend a few weeks ago with our son and his girlfriend aboard for the day! We went out with the purpose of relaxing, enjoying family time and doing some salmon fishing. It was a beautiful morning, we were lucky and the guys did get a few beautiful fish. We had a bit of wind to sail back to a beautiful nearby beach spot for dinner. We cleaned and bagged the fish, put the heads and tails in a trap and went to the beach to put our toes in the sand and stretch our legs. We returned to a few keepers in the trap, enough for a lovely appy and enjoyed a beautifully prepared BBQ salmon. The sunset was amazing (picture above) the moon and four happy stomaches and hearts full!

LOVE our lifestyle, we are truly blessed.

Vessel Name: Orion
Vessel Make/Model: '38 Dencho Choate
Hailing Port: Victoria, B.C.
Crew: Darren & Cindy, & our adventurous dog Missy!
About: Come share in our living aboard adventures while we work to fund our extended cruising kitty!
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Orion's Photos - Main
3 months of blissful travelling, until an incident with the engine off Quadra Island, forced us to be towed in to Campbell River and get back to work!
67 Photos
Created 28 October 2012
Sailing in the Broughton Archipeligo, otherwise known as our back yard!
27 Photos
Created 28 October 2012
Some random photos of our adventure to Alaska!
117 Photos
Created 27 October 2012


Who: Darren & Cindy, & our adventurous dog Missy!
Port: Victoria, B.C.