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


13 September 2008 | Tofino, Clayoquot Sound
Elsie Hulsizer
Photo: Currents running through Tofino harbor.

August 31. Adventure Cove to Tofino, Clayoquot Sound (49 7.2N, 125 47.6W)

We get up early and ride the last of the ebb tide out Lemmens Inlet. As it usually does, the northwest wind died during the night and it's now calm. We aren't sure whether we're going to stop in Tofino or skip it and go on down the coast to Ucluelet. But when we get to Tofino, we find quiet water and a space at the dock that's just Osprey's size. We decide to stay.

We spend the day shopping at a real grocery store (the Tofino co-op) and walking around town showing my book to the several stores that sell books. I'm discouraged by the number of stores that haven't even heard of my book in the very area it's about, but encouraged by their enthusiasm once they see it.

Tofino is full of teens and 20-somethings. Many of the young women wear high heeled sandals which seem out of place on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. That evening we drop in at the DeVaults, who moved here from Nuchatlitz up north. Only the two teenagers, Janine and Evan, are there. Janine is just back from camping and I'm glad to see she's not wearing high-heeled sandals.

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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