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

West Coast of Vancouver Island Featured in February 2017 NW Yachting

22 February 2017 | posted at Seattle
Elsie Hulsizer
Photo: Cruising sailboats tied to a dock below the Nootka Light in Friendly Cove. This photo appeared with my article.

Just in time for the 2017 Seattle Boat Show, Northwest Yachting published an article I wrote, "West Side Story" (I did not choose the title), about the west coast of Vancouver Island.

For those who enjoyed reading my book Voyages to Windward: Sailing Adventures on Vancouver Island's West Coast and are inspired to sail to windward themselves, the article provides some basic practical advice. Read about the West Coast's challenges -- wind, seas, fog and rocks -- and how to prepare yourself and your boat to meet them.

The February Issue, in which the article appeared, is still available (for a few more days only) at marinas and marine supply stores. And if you can't find a hard copy, you can always find it on line at

While you're at it, check out the picture of our cat Jack on page 97 of the same issue. He was NW Yachting's Pet of the Month for February.

Jack Contemplating Fame
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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