Monthly Archives: June 2009

Beauty, eh ?

Beauty, eh ?

After yesterday’s fun and intense inbound trip, our trip home was at the other end of the spectrum. We left the dock on Keats Island around …

 

Dock’s Eye View

Dock’s Eye View

From the outside float, looking out into the Plumper Cove. That yellow can marks a big rock, just off the float. Years ago when I did my …

 

Makes You Wonder

Makes You Wonder

There’s a big yellow can marking this rock, just off the outside float at the Plumper Cove Marine Park. I’d love to know the story behind …

 

New Sails Pay Off

New Sails Pay Off

We had a crazy ride up Howe Sound from the northern tip of Bowen to Keats Island. The wind was a gusty 25+ knots on the …

 

A Tad Damp on the Foredeck

A Tad Damp on the Foredeck

With a reef in the main, and a brand new 60% jib from North Sails, Madsu’s doing 5.5 knots beating to windward, and slamming into …

 

Composting Mariner

Composting Mariner

The original article is tongue in cheek, but there are some interesting tips and ideas coming from the comments section. I really like Carolena’s  system for …

 

When to Reef

When to Reef

One of the search terms I’m seeing here pretty regularly is ‘when to reef Catalina 22’. There’s really no magic answer to this, but the boat …

 

On Ramp

On Ramp

The ramp down to the docks at Plumper Cove Provincial Marine Park

 

Room with a View

Room with a View

I’m settled in on the port side settee reading Taras Bulba on my eBook.  I look up and am reminded why I love everything about …

 

Let There Be Squalls

Let There Be Squalls

Saturday morning squalls quickly blew through Howe Sound. You’d never know it from this shot taken at 8:30 am, but the afternoon was mostly sunny. Gambier Island …