Tag: Catalina 22

Screaming Fun

Screaming Fun

Had a super fast beat up Howe Sound north of Bowen and all the way to Keats Island. The wind was funneling up Collingwood Channel, and …

 

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 …

 

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 …

 

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 …

 

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 …

 

Wet, Cold, Hungry and Tired. Now That’s Sailing

Wet, Cold, Hungry and Tired. Now That’s Sailing

Two days away on Madsu, a short solo trip up to Plumper Cove on Keats Island. Wind was basically inflow into Howe Sound, but loads of …

 

Bring on the Tourists

Bring on the Tourists

Its been weeks since we’ve seen any kind of cumulus clouds in Howe Sound. With a bit of a weather change the last couple of days, …

 

I’d Rather Be Doing – What ?

I’d Rather Be Doing – What ?

I finally got around to adding the GPS and MP3 player to my minimal companion way nav station. The light for the compass is passed through …

 

Point Atkinson

Point Atkinson

The Point Atkinson light, shot with a 400 mm Nikkor VR lens.