Advnture and misadventures from the Great Pacific North West
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 09:24 AM by Ballard Sailor
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.
Updated 12-21-2011 at 09:25 AM by Ballard Sailor
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 09:26 AM by Ballard Sailor
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.
Updated 12-21-2011 at 09:27 AM by Ballard Sailor
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.
Updated 12-23-2011 at 08:34 AM by Ballard Sailor