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

Floating Espresso

13 September 2008 | Walter's Cove, Kyuquot, West Coast Vancouver Island
Elsie Hulsizer
Photo: Floating espresso stand in Walter's Cove

Battle Bay to Walter's Cove (50 01.3N, 127 22.0W)

We motor in a light southeasterly to Walter's Cove. We plan to just make a quick stop at the general store, but soon get caught up in talking to the friendly residents of the village. The talk of the village is the "drive-through" (sail through?) espresso stand, Java the Hutt; it actually made the front page of a Victoria newspaper. We have to see it, of course, and walk through the village to the Kyuquot Inn whose dock it's on. At the stand a young girl with bright pink hair serves pastries and operates an espresso machine. Business has been good, she tells us, but it's slow today because the weather is warm. But the business isn't the point, she tells us. The Inn is just doing it for the community. What a contrast to fishing lodges who don't look beyond their own customers! It's good to know that Walter's Cove still retains its friendly character. We relax with lattes and baklavas. By the time we get back to our boat, we've spent so much time talking to everybody we met on the trail that it's too late to leave.
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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