Monthly Archives: May 2010

A Small Bit of Long Weekend Sunshine

A Small Bit of Long Weekend Sunshine

The Victoria Day Long Weekend was a bit of a write off here in the Lower Mainland. However, we played our cards right for an afternoon …

 

Beating Both Ways

Beating Both Ways

Spring sailing in Howe Sound can make for some interesting day trips. Today I headed out into a freshening inflow (southerly) and worked my way along …

 

Poor Man’s Nav Station

Poor Man’s Nav Station

Madsu’s a fine little pocket cruiser, and I can’t honestly say I feel the need for any more navigation help than I currently have. The GPS …

 

A Little Squall

A Little Squall

A little squall is making its way towards Howe Sound from the Straight of Georgia.  It was just  a little one, but I did manage …

 

Low Tide

Low Tide

We’ve some some really low tides this weekend – .4 metres on today (Saturday) at the afternoon low. This rusted out pile is usually well covered …

 

Reefed and Ready

Reefed and Ready

I had a lovely mellow sail in Howe Sound today. It was windy when I got down to the docks, but a few small fixes to …

 

Summer is Now Here

Summer is Now Here

It was a lovely afternoon to be out in Howe Sound.  The wind freshened through the afternoon, and I beat out against the southerly inflow.  …

 

Shake Down Cruise

Shake Down Cruise

We aren’t setting any speed records, but just enough wind so I can get everything hoisted and check that I put Madsu back together properly. When …