June 24, 2018

Prince Rupert

After leaving Kuhtze Inlet we headed up Fraser Reach to Hartley Bay. With light winds we ended up motoring most of it. Hartley Bay is a Native village. They offer water and fuel but otherwise don't care
June 22, 2018

Roasting coffee

I tried this once at home and thought it is perfect for a long boat trip. Green coffee keeps forever and you can just roast as much as you need. It is easy too.  Just heat up a pot or pan, cover the
June 19, 2018

Graham Reach and Kuhtze Inlet

Sometimes we have to share an anchorage with other pleasure boaters. Whenever that happens we noticed that while there may be a boat around in the evening when we wake up in the morning we are all by ourselves.
June 16, 2018


One of the few fuel and provisioning stops on the Central Coast is Bella Bella/Shearwater. We made a quick stop to get fuel, water, groceries and do laundry. Moored to the breakwater we had to dinghy over
June 15, 2018

Cape Caution and the Central Coast

With Southeast gale force winds behind us we rounded Cape Caution in stormy seas but without issues. Now we are taking advantage of the remaining South wind enjoying smooth sailing up Fitz Hugh Sound.
June 12, 2018

Johnstone Strait and North Vancouver Island

West of Seymour Narrows the country becomes much more remote. We do not have to share anchorages anymore or even the dock in port. After transiting Seymour we took advantage of the favorable current and
June 8, 2018

Strait of Georgia

Update: The satellite tracker is working now: Check our live position: Usually the prevailing winds in the Pacific NW in spring are from the North.
June 4, 2018

Gulf Islands and Vancouver

After a short sail from Roche to Sidney we cleared customs into Canada without problems. Veit and Christoph came aboard, we got some more provisions and went off to anchor in Bedwell Harbor for the night.
May 29, 2018

Roche Harbor

Before dawn on Saturday, May 26th it was time to leave Seattle and start heading north. Taking the most direct route through Admiralty Inlet and the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Roche Harbor meant we had
May 21, 2018

storm jib

The problem with furled head sails is that when partially furled up to reduce sail area in high winds they lose all shape and do not allow to sail close to the wind anymore. The storm jib is a solution