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Advnture and misadventures from the Great Pacific North West

  1. July PNW Cruise Day 32

    July PNW Cruise Day 32
    Roche Harbor to Seattle (Our last day...)



    We left Roche Harbor early Monday morning for the long trip back to Seattle and promptly ran into a pod of Orca’s getting their Salmon breakfast in Haro Straits. I killed the motor and drifted for a bit enjoying the huge beasts as the slowly lumbered by. MacIntosh, once again, decided he needed to swim with the Orcas ...

    Updated 12-21-2011 at 10:24 AM by Ballard Sailor

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    Tales From the PNW , Pacific Northwest Cruise 2010
  2. July PNW Cruise Day 30 & 31

    July PNW Cruise Day 30 & 31
    Cowichan Bay Regatta, Vancouver Island, British Columbia



    The Grand Finale of our July Cruise is the Cow Bay Regatta. We joined up on Arne Hammer’s Santa Cruz 27 Norn for the weekend and had a great time with friends in some very tight racing against 2 Hotfoot 27’s and a Nautr-Swan 36.

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    Updated 12-21-2011 at 10:25 AM by Ballard Sailor

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    Tales From the PNW , Pacific Northwest Cruise 2010
  3. July Cruise Day 29

    July Cruise Day 29
    Sidney to Cowichan Bay and the weekend Regatta



    We finally drug ourselves out of SNSYC about 1pm, ostensibly because we where waiting for the tide to change but really it was just pleasant to hang out there and catch up on various items we’d been avoiding. Upon leaving the harbor you have your choice of 3 different small channels in order to make it north towards ...

    Updated 12-21-2011 at 10:26 AM by Ballard Sailor

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    Tales From the PNW , Pacific Northwest Cruise 2010
  4. July PNW Cruise Day 28

    July PNW Cruise Day 28
    Stuart Island to Sidney, British Columbia



    We rounded the Southwest end of Stuart Island early Thursday morning in order to head across Haro Straits to clear customs at Sidney and then hopefully find a reciprocal spot at Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club for much needed showers and contacting the modern world on their wifi.

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    Updated 12-21-2011 at 10:27 AM by Ballard Sailor

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    Tales From the PNW , Pacific Northwest Cruise 2010
  5. July PNW Cruise Day 27

    July PNW Cruise Day 27
    Matia Island to Stuart Island - Reid Harbor



    We left Matia early in order to sail across the top of the San Juans towards Stuart Island. With the current with us past Sucia and Waldren we made good time and eventually had to reef the mainsail down again in order to sail to weather around the Southeast end of Stuart and into Reid Harbor for the night.
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    Updated 12-23-2011 at 09:34 AM by Ballard Sailor

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    Tales From the PNW , Pacific Northwest Cruise 2010
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