Archive for the 'VI Circumnavigation' Category


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, […]

Saturday, Aug 19, 2006

Posted on August 19th, 2006 by Darusha

Depart: 9:45, Winter Harbour Breakfast: Porridge Weather: Windy, partly cloudy, about 20° 10:45 abeam Kains Island wind NW 15 seas flat 11:45 50° 23′ 03 N 128° 01′ 16 wind NW 20, 1 m swell, sunny 12:45 off Scarfe Reef wind NW 20, 1-2 m swell, sunny 1:45 fairway buoy, wind N 10-20, light chop […]

Klaskino Anchorage

Posted on August 18th, 2006 by Steven

Klaskino anchorage ( 50°18′N, 127°49′W ) is a little off the beaten path. Sailing Directions recommended it as well sheltered, and we were eager to find a well sheltered spot as a gale was forecast. We were not disappointed. The entrance is a bit difficult: there are buoys marking the channel a couple kilometers way, […]

Friday, Aug 18, 2006

Posted on August 18th, 2006 by Darusha

Depart: 8:15, Sea Otter Cove Breakfast: Porridge Weather: mostly cloudy, cool, rain overnight 9:15 50° 37′ 04 N 128° 21′ 42 W wind NW 10, 1 m swell, sailing full/full, crew bickering 10:20 50° 33′ 42 N 128° 17′ 10 W wind NW 10, 2 m swell, sailing full/full, morale better 11:30 50° 30′ 08 […]

Winter Harbour

Posted on August 17th, 2006 by Steven

Winter Harbour is a small village. It has fish charters in the summer that support a half dozen lodges, a gas dock, and a store. The roads are uneven, the housesites rugged, and the settlement has a frontier feel. Winter harbour is large and deep, with a small entrance. This made it suitable for 19th […]

Thursday, Aug 17, 2006

Posted on August 17th, 2006 by Darusha

Depart: 7:45 am, Bull Harbour Breakfast: Porridge Weather: overcast, misty, cool 8:45 Nahwitti Bar winds light, 2′ swell 9:45 50° 52′ 49 N 128° 05′ 41 W winds light, 1 m swell 10:45 50° 51′ 27 N 128° 12′ 29 W winds light, 1 m swell 11:45 50° 49′ 34 N 128° 18′ 58 W […]

Sea Otter Cove

Posted on August 16th, 2006 by Steven

Sea Otter Cove ( 50°41′N, 128°21′W ) is a well protected bay about 10 nautical miles south of Cape Scott. It is well sheltered from the wind and swell: there was 1-2m swell outside the cove but no swell in the cove. The entrance is narrow, rock filled, and almost unmarked. The preferred channel is […]


Posted on August 16th, 2006 by Steven

I learned from various sources that it was illegal for pleasure craft (read non-commercial boats) to dump sewage into the ocean. My boat has a sewage holding tank, which stores the sewage until it can be “pumped out” at a facility. I thought that this was the law. I learned on my circumnavigation of Vancouver […]