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2018 Sun Gypsy cruise

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  1. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    838 posts, 375 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    I was thinking of just tossing it nickels as my current antenna is stainless.
    Would that make my transmissions slippery and faster?
     


  2. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    838 posts, 375 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    We met a couple on a West Sail 32 ( Blue Moon) from Port Townsend in Port Hardy and have been sailing together for the last few days. IMGP0435.jpg Blue Moon in Bull Harbour before leaving for Cape Scott. Kermits boat?.jpg Saw this in Bull Harbour. Has Kermit given up sailing?
     

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  3. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    838 posts, 375 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    after cape scott.jpg Running down toward Quatsino Sound on the west coast. Seas 1 to 2 metres, making 7 kts. under just the main.
     


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  4. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    838 posts, 375 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    pamphlet cove.jpg Sitting in Pamphlet Cove, Drake Island, Quatsino Sound. Bev is making ginger snaps. I'm pretending to be a mix-master.
    Waiting for the tide to come up to do some kayaking.
     


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  5. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    838 posts, 375 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    Went through Quatsino Narrows for a couple of days. Sent a night at Coal Harbour ( ex-RCAF flying boat station WW2 anti sub. and whaling station until the 60's) then to Varney Bay and a trip up Marble River. Photos by Kees on Blue Moon. KP 1.jpg KP3.jpg KP5.jpg
     


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  6. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    838 posts, 375 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    In Julian Cove, Quatsino Sound for a couple of days before heading out to round Brooks Pen. julian cove.jpg julian cove 2.jpg
     


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  7. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    838 posts, 375 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    Back in range of communications! Left Winter Harbour on Aug.6 to round Brooks Penn. Another year when we had fog all the way down to Solander Island then clearing as we headed for Columbia Cove. No pics of the fog but some of Columbia Cove. Last year I thought this was a perfect 1 boat cove but it ended up with 8 this time. Columbia Cove.jpg This is said to be an old Coast Guard Cutter. Haven't been able to confirm that. wrecked CCG cutter Columbia Cove.jpg Went for a walk on the beach as the fog lifted. early morning walk on the beach.jpg looking back.jpg
     


  8. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    838 posts, 375 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    After Columbia Cove it was down to the Bunsby Group. Spent a few days in Hollywood Cove watching the wildlife and kayaking. Blue Moon and Sun Gypsy in Hollywood Cove.jpg Blue Moon and Sun Gypsy in Hollywood Cove.
    fog rolling into Battle Bay.jpg Afternoon fog rolling into Battle Bay.
     


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  9. Terry Cox

    Terry Cox

    Joined Dec 25, 2000
    3,486 posts, 421 likes
    Hunter Passage 42
    US Shelter Bay, WA
    Thanks Michael for the update and great pics. Just got back home, here. Had a nice time in Desolation Sound. Tried some new spots; Susan Its and Corchoran Island down in Malaspina Inlet.
     


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  10. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    838 posts, 375 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    Hi Terry. Did you get to Princess Louisa?
     


  11. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    838 posts, 375 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    From the Bunsbys it was down to Walter's Cove for lunch then to Dixie Cove for the night. About mid-night we were awakened by a thunder storm that lasted about an hour. The news said that lightning strikes started 150 forest fires that night.We made our way to Mary Basin in Nuchatlitz Inlet the next day. MB8.jpg Looking for water falls.
     


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  12. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    838 posts, 375 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    leaving Tahsis.jpg This was leaving Tahsis Aug.15 after the fires got going. Viz. was 1/4 to 1/2 mile in smoke. The radar was on!
     


  13. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    838 posts, 375 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    Bodega upper basin.jpg Bear at Kendrick Inlet (1).jpg Anchored in Bodega Cove, Inner Basin, watching a black bear fishing off a log boom.
     


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  14. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    838 posts, 375 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    tripmap aug 17.jpg Trip map update. Tonight we are anchored in Hootla-Kootla Cove , a mile or two from Hot Springs Cove.
     


  15. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    838 posts, 375 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    in friendly cove.jpg Sun Gypsy in Friendly Cove where Spain gave the Pacific North West to England. Once again , no-one asked the First Nations about it.
     


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  16. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    838 posts, 375 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    MR4.jpg Anchored at Megin River delta
    BB3.jpg BB8.jpg Exploring Watta Creek, Bacchante Bay
     


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  17. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    838 posts, 375 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    WWP3 (1).jpg West White Pine Cove
    QB3.jpg Quait Bay at sunset
     


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  18. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    838 posts, 375 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    Yesterdays weather was so good we decided to make the run from Tofino toBarkley Sound. Had a great sail, 5 to 10 knots of wind, seas less than 1 metre. We ended up in Effingham Bay. Effingham Bay.jpg
     


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  19. Mark Maulden

    Mark Maulden

    Joined Jan 25, 2011
    1,772 posts, 171 likes
    S2 11.0A
    US Anacortes, WA
    Going spend some time in Barkley Sd? I can tell you good place to go. (Although its been yrs since I’ve been there.....
     


  20. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    838 posts, 375 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    Today was a quick run over to Tzartus Cove, Tzartus Island where we met up with Blue Moon again. Tomorrow they start for home but we have another 3 weeks here. in Tzartus Cove.jpg
     


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