Voyages North

11 July 2021 | Posted in Seattle
10 April 2020 | Posted in Seattle
30 August 2019 | Posted at Port MCNeill
13 August 2019 | Posted at Prince Rupert
03 August 2019 | Posted at Ketchikan
02 August 2019 | posted in Metlakatla AK
22 July 2019 | Posted at Klawock/Craig
09 July 2019 | Posted at Juneau
09 July 2019 | Posted at Juneau

Skull Cove, south of Cape Caution. August 18, 2015.

30 August 2015 | posted at Maple Bay, B.C.
Elsie Hulsizer
Photo: A face on the cliff at the entrance of Skull Cove

I’ve always wondered how Skull Cove got its name. It’s not listed in either of the two books about B.C. place names, the shape of the cove on the chart doesn’t resemble a skull, nor have we seen any skull-like rocks in its waters. But last year when we were leaving, we saw what could be taken as a face on the white cliff at the cove’s entrance. Could the face be the reason for its name?

Whatever the reason, Skull Cove is a great harbor for resting in after a rough rounding of Cape Caution. We can hear the waves break on the rocks outside and red-throated loons give their lonely wails, but the water in the cove is quiet.
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. [...]
2019 Seattle to SE Alaska 2018 San Juan Islands to Great Bear Rainforest 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: [...]
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