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Sun Gypsy 2019 Cruise

Jan 5, 2017
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Spent the day in the Goose Islands then came back to Lane Rock for the night.
C995DE88-3FAE-4D1D-B716-F90C610E90B1.jpeg There are two reversing tidal falls here.
Did some exploring around Spider Island. Some interesting rock formations and tight one boat anchorages here.
982CDB52-9408-4D16-8D19-674300B701AC.jpeg Anchored by Island 79 in the Kittyhawk Group.Most of the Islands in the Spider Anchorage area were named by pilots stationed at Shearwater during WW2 and are mostly named after aircraft from that war.
 

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Pruth Bay was the next stop. This is the home base of the Hakai Marine Institute.
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08FFF707-77EA-49E5-8713-2967DE4959AB.jpeg Bev barefoot in the sand. F0FE3DB2-F49B-49D2-AF12-7C6576D06B98.jpeg Beautiful West Beach.
 
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July 26 we moved to Green Island Anchorage. Weather was poor, low ceiling, heavy rain showers etc. A Cessna Caravan crashed on Addenbroke Island and we had an escort of Orca. Beauty and tragedy.00FB3ED3-FC75-4BAD-8F56-A6D468EFB54A.jpeg Green Island Anchorage. 2nd pic is an old friend with a new owner at Fury Cove.
 

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F1ED4021-E799-4B52-9952-12206A1A49E4.jpeg Trip map update. Red line indicates the route South as it diverges from North bound. We are in Port McNeill for a few days to pick up our Granddaughter and Greatgranddaughter for a week in the Broughtons. Getting caught up on a little boat work, oil change, replace kill switch and return spring, wash boat, laundry etc. ( and I thought I was on holidays )
 
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21220077-DFB3-4128-A9C2-D14A02F0F2E8.jpeg Some where in that fog bank is a 100,000 ton cruise ship. Great fun for the sport fishers and a nightmare for the watch officer on the ship.31017178-2DB8-48F0-B038-87967C6790F3.jpeg Grand daughter and Great grand daughter lazing on the foredeck.
 
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9DE800DD-C737-46DE-B842-2B96431A403C.jpeg Haven’t played so much “Snakes and Ladders” since I was very young. A lot of firsts for Maddy on this trip. First overnight anchor, first fish caught, kayaking,seals and whales. Lots to keep a 7year old occupied.
 
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CAL 35 Cruiser Portland OR, moored EVERETT WA
And a first to trounce the skipper at snakes and Ladders?

Love those old time board games.
 
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We are back in Comox today. Our second set of guests about to depart. Tomorrow we’ll head further South to meet up with Blue Moon, our travelling companions from last summer. So far this summers trip has covered more than 1700 miles to visit a park 365 miles from home. Lots of side trips to explore.
 
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Arrived back home August 30. The last couple of weeks of the trip have been pretty interesting. Met a couple from Switzerland in a Onvi 455 on a 13 year coastal cruising circumnavigation. Only 1 passage with two nights at sea( Arabia to India) and a one overnight between Singapore and Japan. All the rest was just coastal.
Spent a couple of days at Taku in Harriet Bay with my old high school buddy then on to Comox to visit Bev’s high school friend. Once again( 3rd year) we missed @Captn Scotty. On to Nanaimo for a visit with Bev’s brother and sister-in-law.
Text message to S/V Griffin resulted in a meet in Clam Bay, Thetis Island where we found old friend Allan Denis. A good visit where we heard all about the Catalina Rendezvous at Roche Harbour. Allan showed off his new “soft shackles “ that he learned how to make from @jssailem at the rendezvous.
A quick motor to Lyall Harbour and we got to spend a couple of days with S/V Blue Moon and crew who were our “buddy boat” during half of last year’s circumnavigation of Vancouver Island. A great ending to a great trip!
 
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2A5BD4A0-A8EF-4D51-8854-8F12E606B6B6.jpeg Dennis and me cooking dinner for the ladies at Taku. Those in the know will recognize my T-shirt ( Extreme winter cruise)
6A337870-52C0-4232-AAD5-1D50E0085913.jpeg High tide was at 03:14 so we got an early start from Comox. Sunrise at Chrome Island.
C6017069-ABB1-4192-8DB8-3ADB7588A0FC.jpeg Nanaimo Harbour was a little more crowded then when we went north in May.
 
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Michael.. Looks like you sailed right off the north end of the map.