Voyages North

22 September 2017 | Posted in Seattle
08 September 2017 | Posted at Spencer Spit, San Juan Islands
18 August 2017 | Posted at Spencer Spit, San Juan Islands
17 August 2017 | Olympia
22 August 2016 | posted at Prideaux Haven, Desolation Sound
29 July 2016 | Posted at Hakkai, Fitz Hugh Sound
29 July 2016 | Posted at Hakkai, Fitz Hugh Sound
29 July 2016 | Posted at Hakkai, Fitz Hugh Sound
08 July 2016 | Posted at Ucluelet

Shearwater to Claste Bay, July 19 - 20, 2010

29 July 2010
Photo: Claste Bay, Roscoe Inlet

From Ocean Falls we motor through Gunboat Passage to Shearwater, arriving on Monday afternoon, just after the weekly produce barge has arrived--the best time for grocery shopping at Shearwater. Everything is expensive but it's fresh.

We enjoy halibut and salmon burgers at the Shearwater Restaurant that night. It's nice to not have to cook for a change.

The drill motor pump Steve uses to change engine oil has died and Steve had been hoping to buy one at Shearwater, but no luck. Instead, the next morning he borrows a hand pump from our friends Chuck and Margie of the sailboat Dreamcatcher, who just happen to be anchored here too.

We decide to explore Roscoe Inlet for a couple of days then come back to check again if the mail arrived .

We leave Shearwater late in the afternoon and sail north up Troupe Passage, sailing through intricate Troupe Narrows. With a light wind behind us and a chart plotter to show our track through the rocks and islands it's easy. Once through Troupe Narrows we turn into Roscoe Inlet, finally sailing into Claste Bay at 8 pm and anchoring off a beautiful marsh.

When I go out after dinner to raise the anchor light, a moon is shining through the haze.

Vessel Name: Osprey
Vessel Make/Model: Annapolis 44 sloop
Hailing Port: Seattle
Crew: Steve and Elsie Hulsizer (author of Glaciers, Bears and Totems and Voyages to Windward)
Elsie and Steve Hulsizer have sailed northwest waters since arriving in Seattle via sailboat from Boston in 1979. [...]
2017: local cruising including South Puget Sound and San Juan Islands 2016:north up West Coast VI, across QC Sound to central BC coast 2015: trip to SE Alaska 2014: Seymour and Belize Inlets through Nakwakto Rapids 2013: SE Alaska and back. 2012: from Seattle up the west coast of Vancouver [...]
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