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

Trip from Cortes Island to Octopus Islands via “Hole in the Wall”

Von Donop Inlet to Octopus Islands Feature Photo

This video shows the sights and sounds along our route from Von Donop Marine Park to Octopus Islands Marine Park in the Discovery Islands, BC. One highlight is a transit through a narrow passage called “Hole in the Wall.” Timing has to be just right when the often fast-flowing tidal currents slacken, especially given that … Read more

Off Grid Fresh Water Gadgets for Boating + Pod of Dolphins!

Fresh Water and Dolphins Feature Photo

Early August 2023, we spent a few cloudy, rainy days in the Lund Harbour Marina, preparing to set sail on Vestri for a few months of wandering. In this video, I show you a few gadgets I have on board for acquiring, filtering, and pumping fresh water. I’ve been using them when out boondocking the … Read more

Sea Lions, Humpbacks and Gorge Harbour, Cortes Island BC

Humpback Whales and Gorge Harbour Feature Photo

Back out on the boat for a trip to Gorge Harbour on Cortes Island near Campbell River, BC, and what a wildlife viewing treat on the way! First, we spotted too many sea lions trying to fit on a red marker buoy. And then a special show from some humpback whales, including a half dozen … Read more