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Exploring the West Side of Vancouver Island | Part 2

From Hot Springs Cove we cruised over to Clayoquot Sound. There are many little inlets and anchorages to explore (as well as one of our favorite towns on Vancouver Island — Tofino. Our first stop was Bottleneck Bay, which as the name suggests, has a narrow entrance channel (we never…

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Exploring the West Side of Vancouver Island | Part 1

As you might already know, we decided to take a different route home this summer: the west coast of Vancouver Island. Soon after we bought Airship (September 2014) we attended the Seattle Boat Show in January of 2015. We thought it would be a good idea to attend some boating/education…

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The Abandoned Cannery at Namu | British Columbia

Yep, we’re behind in the posting. We had a successful Dixon Entrance crossing, spent the night in Prince Rupert, then headed down the outside of the Inside Passage to see some new places. Since this part of our trip south is to primarily to scout new territory for future Slowboat…

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Port Protection and Point Baker | Prince of Wales Island

We left Hole in the Wall for Point Baker, but decided to stop in briefly to check out Port Protection. We found some dock space on the community dock, and took a dinghy over to the main dock to check out the store and the village. Port Protection has somewhere…

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Coronation Island

We left Explorer Basin on Kuiu Island early this morning…7:00a.m. It was foggy as we pulled anchor, but as we got out into Chatham Strait, it cleared up and turned into a beautiful day. Our destination was Coronation Island, south of Kuiu Island, off the northwest coast of Prince of Wales…

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Kuiu Island

We left Kake mid-day, since Halleck Harbor (in Saginaw Bay) was just 15 miles or so around the corner and we had to wait for the fuel dock…or, the fuel truck. Kake used to have a small fuel dock, but last winter the dock blew away during a storm that…

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