Archive for August, 2006


Posted on August 24th, 2006 by Steven

Being urban-dwellers, Ucluelet was what we expected all Vancouver Island towns to be like. Ucluelet has dock space for about one 30 foot boat for every building, and has about 100 of each. There are several hotels, restaurants, and other tourist infrastructure. There is also a functioning commercial fishery, something that was entirely absent everywhere […]

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2006

Posted on August 23rd, 2006 by Darusha

Depart: Friendly Cove, 9:00 Breakfast: Porridge Weather: Overcast, thin fog, light wind 10:00 49° 31′ 56 N 126° 36′ 19 W, light S, light SW swell, motoring 11:00 49° 26′ 56 N 126° 36′ 43 W, light S, 2′ west swell, motoring 12:00 49° 23′ 18 N 126° 36′ 02 W, – , 1 m […]


Posted on August 23rd, 2006 by Steven

Tofino is a town catering to tourists. By west-coast-Vancouver-island standards it is a city. It has all services. We tried and failed to eat out in Tofino. In the summer there are more tourists than seats in restaurants, so you’ll need reservations and expect to pay C$30-40. If you’re sailing down the coast and you’re […]

Tuesday, Aug 22, 2006

Posted on August 22nd, 2006 by Darusha

Depart: Zeballos, 10:45 Breakfast: omelette/bacon & eggs at Zeballos Hotel Weather: overcast, light wind 11:45 Zeballos/Hecate/Esperanza intersection, 5 kt S, rippled, motoring 12:45 Tahsis Narrows, light, glassy, motoring 13:45 abeam Blowhole Bay, 10+ S, light chop, motoring 14:45 past Tsowwin Narrows, 10 S, light chop, motoring 15:45 north of Strange Island light, 15 S, light […]

Hot Springs Cove

Posted on August 22nd, 2006 by Steven

Hot Springs Cove ( 49°21′N, 126°16′W ) is a provincial park with a 2km-long boardwalk leading to a natural hotspring. The boardwalk is longest, best-maintained, most-scenic one that I’ve seen in BC. It leads through temperate rain forest and hundreds of planks have boat names carved in it. The hotsprings trickle by large bolders forming […]

Friendly Cove

Posted on August 21st, 2006 by Steven

Friendly Cove is at the village of Yuquot, on Nootka island. Yuquot is incredibly small, I believe that no services are available. Friendly Cove is very small. There were only two other boats anchored there yet there was little space. Luckily the depths are under 10m, otherwise only a single boat would fit. There were […]

Monday, Aug 21, 2006

Posted on August 21st, 2006 by Darusha

Depart: Kyuquot, 9:30 am Breakfast: Porridge Weather: Sunny, warm, light wind 11:00 49° 56′ 54 N 127° 20′ 57 W, 15 kt W, 1-2 m swell, full/full, sunny noon 49° 51′ 44 N 127° 13′ 54 W 20 kt NW, 2 m swell, full/full, sunny 13:00 49° 49′ 33 N 127° 09′ 39 W 10-20 […]


Posted on August 20th, 2006 by Steven

Zeballos is a proper town. It has several stores, hotels, restaurants, post office, police, and even a museum. Zeballos is at the end of a long fyord, about 10km from the main channel in Esperanza Inlet. It is a bit out of the way, but we preferred to travel further to take in some “urban” […]

Sunday, Aug 20, 2006

Posted on August 20th, 2006 by Darusha

Depart: Klatskino anchorage, 6:55 am Breakfast: Porridge Weather: cold, clear, wind light 8:00 rounded rugged island, wind light N, low swell 9:05 50° 13′ 31 N 127° 58′ 08 W 10:00 50° 09′ 06 127° 58′ 47 W, 15-20 kt N, 1+m swell, sunny 11:45 off Clerke Point, 15 kt N, low west swell, sunny […]


Posted on August 19th, 2006 by Steven

Kyuquot is a village that surrounds Walter’s Cove. Walter’s cove is hidden behind a small island just off Vancouver Island. There is an extensive group of barrier islands, then a sizeable channel. The entrance to Walter’s Cove involves a series of slalom S-curves around buoys and daymarks. The route is clearly marked by the buoys, […]