Voyage of the SV Terrwyn

Bill and Cathy Norrie are co-caps on their beautiful yacht, Terrwyn and together they are voyaging around the world.

19 October 2016 | Friday Harbour, Washington.
28 August 2016
18 June 2016 | 48 17'N:124 03'W, Strait of Juan de Fuca
14 June 2016 | 47 30'N:127 35'W, Bamfield, B.C., Canada
13 June 2016 | 47 30'N:127 35'W, Approaching the Pacific North West
12 June 2016 | 45 31'N:131 13'W, Approaching the Pacific North West
11 June 2016 | 44 36'N:132 31'W, Approaching the Pacific North West
09 June 2016 | 42 25'N:135 40'W, Approaching the Pacific North West
07 June 2016 | 40 05'N:140 20'W, Day 15 : Hawaii to Canada
04 June 2016 | 36 40'N:143 30'W, Day 12 : Hawaii to Canada
03 June 2016 | 34 36.5'N:144 28.9'W, Day 11 : Hawaii to Canada
02 June 2016 | 33 00'N:145 32'W, Day 10 : Hawaii to Canada
31 May 2016 | 30 01'N:146 37'W, Day 8 Hawaii to Canada
30 May 2016 | 29 34'N:149 06'W, Day 7 Hawaii to Canada
29 May 2016 | 28 58'N:150 35'W, 6 day underway
26 May 2016 | 24 43'N:156 56'W, Third day underway
25 May 2016 | 22 56.8'N:158 02'W, Leaving Oahu
24 May 2016 | Honolulu, Hawaii
14 May 2016 | Honolulu, Hawaii
12 May 2016 | 21 11.6'N:157 42'W, Sailing to Honolulu

Terrwyn Sails on... With Her New Owner

19 October 2016 | Friday Harbour, Washington.
We are now a one boat family! Yes, we sold our precious Terrwyn, who so ably took us around the world.

Last week we sailed our BCC 28 Pixie from Port Townsend back to Canadian waters (she proudly wearing her new Hasse, Port Townsend sails and Best Coast Canvas sail covers and dodger).

Whilst docked at overnight at Friday Harbour who did we bump into (not literally, thank goodness) but Terrwyn and her new owner bringing her to her new home.

It was a sentimental visit but there were no tears shed as we knew that Terrwyn had found a safe new home and loving owner. After helping Terrwyn into her new slip we sailed Pixie back home to Canada.

This closes one chapter and we are eager to sail into exciting new chapters. Who knows where Pixie will take us?

Tying The Knot Party

28 August 2016
After circumnavigating around the world co-skippers Cathy and Bill were ready to celebrate! Over 80 people joined them for this occasion in the garden of The Latch Inn, Sidney , B.C. Many of our guests traveled from afar... Paul and Catherine even sailed from New Zealand to be there to celebrate with us.

What fun we had and the food that was served by Luigi and Valeria, owners and chefs of The Latch, was delicious. The crowning touch were the two Baked Alaska cakes.

Throughout the dinner the music from the SV Terrwyn's Playlist was played interrupted at times with spontaneous singing of favourite sea shanties. "Roll the Old Chariot Along" and "Barrett's Privateers" were the favourites that night.

Whale of a Welcome!

18 June 2016 | 48 17'N:124 03'W, Strait of Juan de Fuca
What a welcome!

Yesterday, sailing from Bamfield approaching the entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca we came across a pod of Grey Whales. We spent an hour watching them majestically moving through the water. Breaching, spy hopping and diving they gave us a show that neither of us had ever experienced before ... nowhere in the world. We finally decided to move on or we would have been arriving in Neah Bay after dark. We couldn't believe it when the whales moved with us and escorted us along the Canadian coast until we headed across to the U.S.

Thank you Canadian Grey Whales for our welcome home show!
Vessel Name: Terrwyn
Vessel Make/Model: Pacific Seacraft Crealock 37
Hailing Port: Victoria, B.C., Canada
Crew: Bill and Cathy Norrie (AKA Scuppers and Pipper)
SV Terrwyn has completed her circumnavigation of the world with her co-skippers Catherine (AKA Poppy) and William (AKA Scuppers) now getting used to their land legs. Getting off the boat successfully onto terra firma can be a challenge. [...]
Extra: Bill and Cathy are co-caps and together on their beautiful yacht, SV Terrwyn they are travelling around the world. We hope you enjoy travelling with us and we love to read any comments that you might leave.
Terrwyn's Photos - Galapagos
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Biking on Isabela: This photo was taken just before we rode 5 km up a sandy path paralleling the coast.  At the very end as far from civilization as we could get my front tire got a puncture.  Walking back pushing bikes even the tortoises over took us!
Our Little Tour Boat, "Guantanamera": Yes, ours is the smaller one.  Actually this was to our advantage as we had only 14 other people on board and because it was a locally owned boat it was allowed to anchor at some of the more remote islands.  All in all a real coup for us.
Yet Another Turtle Portrait: I just couldn
Racing with Tortoises: Who will win?  In that heat it
Galapagos Swallowtail Gull: This nocturnal gull has highly developed rods in it
Happy St. Paddy
Swimming with Turtles: Here is Poppy hangin
Great Frigate: The male Great Frigates have this amazing scarlet maw which they inflate when trying to attract a femaie.  The bigger the better.  Survival of the most impressive.  I held  my breath as some of them became so inflated I was afraid the maw might pop.  Gulp.
Scuppers the Diver: Billy diving down to check something out.  He was able to get down the 5 metres to see the huge Seahorse that we found.  I was not able to - darn!
Swimming with the turtles: Our time spent snorkelling at Los Tuneles on Isabela Island was amazing.  There were many of these huge table top size reptiles and we were able to float about 12 inches above them to observe their amazingness.  They paid no attention to us.
Top of the World: Well maybe not quite that high.  Here we are on top of one of the lava domes on the islet of Bartolome (just off Santiago Island).
Cath and Edwin, our cruise tour guide

About Us

Who: Bill and Cathy Norrie (AKA Scuppers and Pipper)
Port: Victoria, B.C., Canada