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Old 07-29-2019, 01:23 PM   #21
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According to all I've read, I'm going in the wrong direction.

There are a host of reasons to go from North to South on the west coast of the Island, but many have cruised it in reverse. For example, Tony Fleming describes his West coast transit going in the opposite direction, you only need to listen to the first few minutes of the video below:



Reasons:

1. It is easier for sailboats to sail down rather than up.

2. It is easier for boats, such as sailboats, with smaller motors to cruise down with the wind at their back.

3. Many, for example the flotilla with Slow Boat, will end their Alaska cruise going down the West side of the Island on their way home.

4. The herd mentality, if everyone is doing it this way, I should do it too. Of course some do go the other way.

5. Depending on how a boat functions in a head wind, south may be easier than a north transit.

As you can see in the Fleming video, you are only out for shorter periods of time before you hit a shelter system through which to cruise before your next "jump."

Generally, the weather along coastal BC is the most benign this time of the year so you might as well take advantage of it.
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Old 07-29-2019, 11:04 PM   #22
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Banana sandwich on white bread with mayo
Wait... wait... hang on a sec. That's a typo or something, right? Banana with mayo? That just... can't be right.

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...okay two martinis.
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Wait... wait... hang on a sec. That's a typo or something, right? Banana with mayo? That just... can't be right.



Kimchi and havarti, now banana and mayo?

Doesnít take a detective or primary care doc to figure out heís drinking his way south, not
actually sailing...

(Good natured joke, not being harsh
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Kimchi and havarti, now banana and mayo?

Doesnít take a detective or primary care doc to figure out heís drinking his way south, not
actually sailing...

(Good natured joke, not being harsh
Two different posts from two different gourmands. I'm the one drinking my way west.

Besides, everyone knows it's bananas and peanut butter.
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Wait... wait... hang on a sec. That's a typo or something, right? Banana with mayo? That just... can't be right.






Oh yeah and it has to be.......







If this company ever goes out of business or changes their recipe, I'll never eat mayo again.
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I'm in Bamfield, charming little boardwalk village i last visited about thirty years ago. If you dont have your own boat,the way you get here is on the three-sailings-a-week freighter which makes the four hour passage from the highway at Port Alberni.


We sailed on the Lady Rose, which has been superceded by the Barkley.
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They make stops enroute at salmon farms, sportfish camps ,etc.


Great fun to watch them working break-bulk cargo the old-fashioned way.
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that's my stomping grounds! I live in Port alberni and have spent my whole life on the west coast. Summertime offers some beautiful cruising offshore, especially in the mornings> Im new to the whole trawler thing, but I have spent literally hundreds of hours offshore as a sport fishing guide. I plan to have my 34 tt ready to go by summer 2020 and I will not hesitate to head north. Brooks can be a bit nasty, however so can Estavan.
Watch the weather forecast and plan accordingly. The wife and I are so looking forward to this new chapter in our lives
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...of Vancouver Island, that is. Set out for Sooke this morning, knowing 25 knot winds were forecast in the Strait of J de F. Sure enough, right at noon. A hard right put me in Esquimalt. No space at the Can Forces Yacht Club, so I'm anchored out in 17' over mud, savoring a ham, havarti and kimchee sandwich washed down with a dry Okanogan cider.

Eventual plan is several days kayaking off the Mother - ship in Barkley Sound. Windy says good passage-making wx tomorrow.

good luck with the trip. Although, I must say that if you're eating much kimchee, you should probably figure on more time anchored out...away from others.
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