Voyages North

03 June 2018
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. August 17-18, 2011

23 August 2011 | posted at Port McNeill
Elsie Hulsizer
Photo: Shearwater Marina with megayachts.

Steve and I have always enjoyed a stop at Shearwater. We consider it worth the cost of moorage to tie up at the dock. We like the informal exchanges that go on among boaters at the dock. “Where did you go? How was your trip?” are common questions you hear on the dock.

But not so much this year. Megayachts have invaded Shearwater. There was no space at the dock for Osprey, or for a lot of other boats either. Three big yachts took up space where 6-8 regular boats might have tied in the past, but if anything there were fewer people on the dock. At least one of those yachts was unoccupied: its owners flown home to return some other time.

We anchored out and took the dinghy in. The restaurant was still good, the store well stocked and we did get to talk to a couple of people we knew. But it wasn’t the same.
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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