Anchoring in Walsh Cove & Exploring Toba Inlet, BC

Wash Cove Park Feature Photo

After we visited Grace Harbour and Prideaux Haven, our next place to anchor for a few days in Desolation Sound was Walsh Cove. Situated at the north end of the Waddington Channel between East Redonda and West Redonda Islands, it makes a sheltered starting point to explore Toba Inlet. Walsh Cove is fronted by some … Read more

Grace Harbour in Desolation Sound Marine Park, British Columbia

Grace Harbour Feature Photo

Some video clips and still photos of our September 2023 visit to the Grace Harbour anchorage in spectacular Desolation Sound Marine Park, British Columbia. The anchorage is known for calm, protected waters, pretty forest reflections, and scads of moon jellies. There is also a nearby freshwater lake for swimming. During our three day September visit, … Read more

Details of Cabin Leaks & Wood Rot Discovery in our Boat

Multiple Cabin Leaks and Some Wood Rot Feature Photo

In this video, I review multiple leaks we have discovered in our CHB trawler boat since we bought it in June 2023. These cropped up during sustained heavy rains. Most related to leaking teak hatches and solved for the time being by attaching their Sunbrella covers before heavy rains. The most concerning is a leak … Read more

Raymarine Autopilot Hack for Broken S100 Wireless Remote

Ray Marine Smart Pilot Hack Feature Photo

The other day, I heard a thunk on the cabin roof as we were cruising along in our CHB trawler.  Anne had dropped her wireless autopilot remote control for our Raymarine ST6002 system.  She then informed me that it had stopped working and displayed NO PILOT on the screen. I took it apart and didn’t … Read more

Cameleon Harbour to Gowlland Harbour via Discovery Passage

Cameleon Harbour to Gowlland Harbour Via Seymour Narrows Feature Photo

More footage from our summer 20223 Discovery Islands boating adventures. This time, we travel between Cameleon Harbour near Thurston Bay Provincial Marine Park and Gowlland Harbour on the south end of Quadra Island. The trip takes us down the Discovery Passage through the famous Seymour Narrows. Seymour Narrows is famed for the massive 1958 explosion … Read more

Hanging out at Charles Bay Anchorage in Blind Channel British Columbia

Charles Bay Anchorage in Blind Channel Feature Photo

Some footage from our 6-day stay in this pretty little anchorage across the channel from the Blind Channel Resort and Marina.  We thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful location and often had the whole bay to ourselves. The bay was chock full of wildlife, including seals, otters, gulls, ducks, eagles, hawks, loons, deer, colossal jellyfish, and more. … Read more

Visit to Octopus Islands Marine Park near Quadra Island, BC

Visit to Octopus Islands Marine Park Feature Photo

Continuing this summer’s series of boating adventures, we anchored in beautiful Waiatt Bay in the Octopus Islands Marine Park near Quadra Island, BC. The video shows views from the dinghy as we toured the little islands and coves. Then, some footage of a windy evening at anchor and the calmness of the following days. To … Read more