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

Leaving Prince Rupert. August 12, 2011

23 August 2011 | posted at Port McNeill
Elsie Hulsizer
Photo: Steam from a fish processing plant on Prince Rupert’s waterfront.

Prince Rupert had been bustling with fishboats the day we arrived. Gillnetters were heading west through Venn Passage, trollers tied up at the docks and sieners milled around the fuel dock.

“I hope they’re gone before we have to leave,” said Steve. “We really should get fuel here. We’ve done a lot of motoring since we fueled in Craig.”

In the next morning the fishboats were gone, the docks empty. But that night as we were getting ready for bed, Steve looked out the window and said, “They’re back.”

When we woke up the next morning there was already a fishboat at the fuel dock waiting for it to open. By 8 am, when we planned to leave, we counted four boats taking fuel and another five milling around waiting their turn. We were looking at least an hour of idling time.

“Let’s just go,” said Steve. If we do any sailing at all we’ll have enough fuel to get to Klemtu. And there’s always Hartley Bay.

As we left Prince Rupert Harbour I caught a strong whiff of cooking seafood.
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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