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

Meeting at Tahsis

05 July 2012 | posted at Kyuquot
Elsie Hulsizer
Photo: Betelgeuse, Stan Hummel's boat, tied to the public dock.

A fine mist turned docks and ramps slippery as we got ready to leave. The radio issued gale warnings but out in the inlet, the water was flat calm. The marina was quiet, most of the slips empty.

"This has been a lonely trip," said Steve as he finished filling the water tanks. Indeed, we had sometimes felt on this trip that we were the only ones out there in a sailboat, or any boat at all! At first we assumed it was because we'd left in June instead of July, but lately we've wondered if there are just fewer boats out there.

I was putting things away down below when I heard voices. I popped my head out the hatch and was surprised to see Stan Hummel, my friend and former co-worker, and his girlfriend Sherry. Like us they were working their way up the coast but, unlike us, were turning south from Tahsis.

An hour later we left the dock, happy to have had time with friends. And we were on our way to Nuchatlitz where more friends awaited us.
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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