Cortes Island to Forward Harbour – Scenery & Highlights

Cortes Island to Forward Harbour Scenery & Highlights Feature Photo

In this video, I show highlights and spectacular British Columbia scenery from our early July 2024 coastal boat cruising. We made our way from Von Donop Inlet, Cortes Island, up to Forward Harbour, with stops at the Octopus Islands, Cameleon Harbour, and Blind Channel. Wildlife encounters include spotting a little mink with a large fish … Read more

Boating Travel Update for June 2024 – Slow Start to the Summer

June 2024 Boating Update

Here are some updates on what we have been up to since we launched Vestri earlier this month. Unfortunately, we both came down with Covid, which has limited our travels. We have hung out in anchorages, Gorge Harbour, Cortes Island, Drew Harbour, and Quadra Island, taking things easy. Now that the sickness has passed, we … Read more

“Vestri” Launching for Summer 2024 – 34′ CHB Tri-Cabin Trawler

Vestri Launch 2024 Feature Photo

Video footage of our 34′ CHB trawler boat, “Vestri” being launched. First, it takes a ride to the shoreline in a boat mover machine, then is transferred to a sling to be dropped into the water. All went well, and we are back cruising! Location: Jack’s Boatyard in Lund, BC, on the Sunshine Coast

Raw Sea Water Pump Upgrade – Ford Lehman 120HP

Raw Seawater Pump Upgrade Feature Photo

In this video, I replace/upgrade the OEM Jabsco raw seawater pump with a Johnson ordered from American Diesel Corp. The upgraded pump is a one-piece design, increasing reliability. The AD kit includes a longer oil cooler hose and a small metal pin to block pressurized hot oil, preventing leaks around the gasket. Mating surfaces and … Read more

Boat Lifted Out of the Water, Winterized and Cover On

Vestri Winterized and Cover On Feature Photo

Well, boating season is over, and our CHB trawler Vestri has been hauled out of the water until next spring. It will spend the winter on dry land in a storage yard. Here is footage of the boat getting first lifted out of the water on a giant sling. Then, it travels up to the … Read more

Stormy Views from Lund Marina Breakwater Dock

Lund Dock Stormy Weather Sept 2023 Feature Photo

Some footage from our brief stay on the Lund breakwater docks waiting out an early fall rain storm. Winds were predicted to gust as high as 50 knots (57 MPH or 92 KM). We came in from exploring Desolation Sound, electing to be tied to the dock versus being at anchor. It was a great … Read more

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