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

Fog in Queen Charlotte Strait

24 August 2013 | posted at Shawl Bay
Elsie Hulsizer
Photo: fog putting stripes on Foster Island in Queen Charlotte Strait

The fog did some strange things today when we were crossing QC Strait on our passage from Port McNeill to Shawl Bay in the Broughton Islands.

When we left Port McNeill, it was clearing and we thought we would have clear passage, but as we approached the east end of Sointula Island, it streamed in from the west in a low layer. We could just barely see the hull of this sailboat although the mast was in clear air!

sailboat in fog

Then as we crossed Queen Charlotte Strait, I looked to the west and saw Foster Island wearing stripes of fog.

We entered Arrow Passage and from there went through narrow Old Passage. The fog swirled around the old trees, looking almost creepy,

Old Passage

As we exited Old Passage, it started to pour. Then, as we finally approached Shawl Bay, the sun came out producing this rainbow in fog and rain.
rainbow in fog

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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