A Wild and Windswept Place: Brooks Peninsula by Dinghy, Part 1

Ancient Cedars, puffins, sea lion colonies, alpine lakes and the juiciest wild berries I have ever seen – The Brooks Peninsula is an enormous un-developed, un-logged, roadless and nearly trail-less hunk of Pacific Northwest rainforest and mountains thrusting out to sea off the northwest coast of Vancouver Island. After we visited it’s southern side on … More A Wild and Windswept Place: Brooks Peninsula by Dinghy, Part 1

Around Vancouver Island part 3: Rounding Cape Scott to Sea Otter Cove

After stocking up with as much food and fuel as possible and leaving Port Hardy to round the top of the island, we cast off up Goletas Channel and found ourselves in a thick fog and utter lack of wind. The time had come to switch on our 1980’s era radar. Shifting neon green shapes … More Around Vancouver Island part 3: Rounding Cape Scott to Sea Otter Cove

Around Vancouver Island part 2: Desolation Sound to the Broughton Archipelago

After a morning swimming and shore exploring in the small bay on Cortes, we said goodbye to the crew of the Clair de Lune and set off to reach Yuculta Rapids at slack tide. Water passing through the narrow passages of this part of the coast often creates powerful tidal currants and whirlpools that can … More Around Vancouver Island part 2: Desolation Sound to the Broughton Archipelago

Desolation Sound

Our first big cruise on Mamaku was up to and around Desolation Sound, north of the Sunshine Coast in south western BC. Desolation Sound has been much written about and much explored, but it is definitely deserving of the attention. If you only have a couple of weeks to cruise somewhere from Vancouver or Victoria … More Desolation Sound