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2018 Sun Gypsy cruise

Discussion in 'Pacific North West Cruisers' started by Michael Davis, Apr 14, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Terry Cox

    Terry Cox

    Joined Dec 25, 2000
    3,078 posts, 276 likes
    Hunter Passage 42
    US Shelter Bay, WA
    Hi Michael, nice pics. Thanks.
     


  2. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    447 posts, 152 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    IMGP0017.jpeg Vancouver sky line looking over Stanley Park. IMGP0030.jpeg Exploring in Smuggler Cove When I got back to the boat Bev had made fresh bread IMGP0031.jpeg
     


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  3. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    447 posts, 152 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    IMGP0033.jpeg Sunset in Smuggler Cove. IMGP0082.jpeg Princess Louisa Inlet. IMGP0069.jpeg IMGP0087.jpeg Weather has been great so far. As you can see there is still lots of snow up high but when we came back to the boat from our kayak it was 94F in the cockpit.
     


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  4. Terry Cox

    Terry Cox

    Joined Dec 25, 2000
    3,078 posts, 276 likes
    Hunter Passage 42
    US Shelter Bay, WA
    Great pics, Michael. Thanks. Whenever we spend time in Smuggler, as you arrive through the entrance, on the left at low water is a saddle to a small north beach. That beach contains some of the best oysters I've ever had and plentiful. We've also enjoyed the walk through the various long plank walkways through the ponds to the main road. Been by Princess Louisa Inlet many times but have yet to venture in. Must do.
     


  5. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    447 posts, 152 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    Pictures don't do it justice, Terry. Maybe the nicest fiord this side of Alaska and warm too!
     


  6. Mark Maulden

    Mark Maulden

    Joined Jan 25, 2011
    1,490 posts, 98 likes
    S2 11.0A
    US Anacortes, WA
    Terry, just do it!
     


  7. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    4,824 posts, 1,469 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Sounds like a sports metaphor or a Nike commercial. But good advise.... We are not getting any younger. There may not be another visit to this slice of heaven... Kind of makes you want to ..... just do it....
     


  8. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    447 posts, 152 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    Sounds like you should write that into your summer plans Terry! We had a great down-wind run up Jervis Channel with the inflow winds. Got some practise gybing down-wind. Jackdaw would have been proud of us ( maybe a crew spot on Blue Jay ). Had to motor the 46 miles back though.
     


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  9. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    447 posts, 152 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    IMGP0037.jpeg Freil Lake Falls: a 1400 ft. drop near Harmony Islands.
     


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  10. LeslieTroyer

    LeslieTroyer

    Joined May 20, 2016
    1,403 posts, 426 likes
    Catalina 36 MK1
    US Everett, WA
    Looks lovely. My next big trip is beginning of July, can’t wait. Had a great time with @jssailem and @Stu Jackson earlier this month.

    Les
     


  11. Terry Cox

    Terry Cox

    Joined Dec 25, 2000
    3,078 posts, 276 likes
    Hunter Passage 42
    US Shelter Bay, WA
    Currently have family commitments with my oldest son and his family from Texas the first two weeks in July. After that, well where else but Princess Louisa? Sounds like a sail plan for later in the summer.

    What is in store for your big trip, Les?
     


  12. LeslieTroyer

    LeslieTroyer

    Joined May 20, 2016
    1,403 posts, 426 likes
    Catalina 36 MK1
    US Everett, WA
    Canadian Catalina Rendezvous at Thetis and then wander for a couple weeks no firm plans yet
     


  13. Terry Cox

    Terry Cox

    Joined Dec 25, 2000
    3,078 posts, 276 likes
    Hunter Passage 42
    US Shelter Bay, WA
    Alone, crew, other boats?
     


  14. LeslieTroyer

    LeslieTroyer

    Joined May 20, 2016
    1,403 posts, 426 likes
    Catalina 36 MK1
    US Everett, WA
    I plan on going up alone. Maybe hook up with @Stu Jackson there and see where it goes. No real plans at this point.

    Les
     


  15. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    2,148 posts, 842 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    I hope you take a good ration of home made pastrami. I'm sorry I can't make it. Starting a homestead business is SOOOO much work. :sosad:

    - Will (Dragonfly)
     


  16. Terry Cox

    Terry Cox

    Joined Dec 25, 2000
    3,078 posts, 276 likes
    Hunter Passage 42
    US Shelter Bay, WA
    Okay. Once I venture out solo, probably mid July, I'll give you a shout for some sort of rendezvous. Iffy at this point, but worth a shot.
     


  17. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    447 posts, 152 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    IMGP0097.jpeg Had a great sail from Texada to Comox yesterday. Close reaching at 6 1/2 kts. Cape Lazo is the brown spot on the horizon. IMGP0098.jpeg The trip so far. I have become addicted to these trip charts.
     


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  18. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    447 posts, 152 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    2018-05-18 14.31.06.jpeg The view from Fishermans wharf Comox. My Dad did his basic navy training in those buildings behind on Goose Spit 1939/40 2018-05-18 14.28.40.jpeg Sun Gypsy at the dock. Not crowded so early in the year. 2018-05-18 14.28.05.jpeg Tidal grids still in use here. No pressure washing.
     


  19. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    4,824 posts, 1,469 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    When I talked with Kelsey of West by North, he suggested I could use the tidal grid at Comox to put the new prop on if I wanted to come up there. As I understand his new shop is somewhere near you.
    How have you been doing so far?
     


  20. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    447 posts, 152 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    Hi John
    We've been doing great. It's taken 3 weeks to get as far as we came in 3 days last year but we are enjoying this part more. Plan is to go slow and enjoy. I think we've already done as much sailing as last year. One of the benefits of no schedule!
    Kelseys shop is only a couple of miles from here in Courtenay. Easy by bike or cab.
     


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