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Old 12-06-2020, 07:43 PM   #21
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We kept our previous boat in Maple Bay, and loved it there. We weren't liveaboards at the time so can't comment on whether they are allowed or not, although they do have a number of float homes.
We ultimately moved to Campbell River because of the cruising options. The Gulf Islands near Maple Bay are beautiful but can get very crowded in the summer months so we found ourselves heading north to the Campbell River area every cruising season. The Gulf of Georgia can be very nasty at times (we got caught more than once with higher than forecast winds) and so we were often detained on our trips north or south.
But Maple Bay is a beautiful spot.
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Old 12-06-2020, 07:49 PM   #22
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Great point RTF!!!!
There is a Timmies about a 10 minute walk from the Nanaimo harbour, so not that bad, but it could be closer!

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Mr. C. Sounds quite idyllic BUT the real question is: How far away is Timmies?


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The Timmies here in Campbell River is only 8 minutes...
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I'm living aboard in Discovery Harbour Marina in Campbell River...

The city has a Walmart, Home Depot, but no Costco.
That sounds perfect! I loathe Costco! Hahaha! McDonalds?
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You guys all have great points! Thank you for the insight to your areas!
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Old 12-07-2020, 05:24 PM   #26
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That sounds perfect! I loathe Costco! Hahaha! McDonalds?
McDonalds is close by Timmies and has better coffee....
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Just a heads up. B.C has a non essential travel order for Covid for a very good reason.
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Just a heads up. B.C has a non essential travel order for Covid for a very good reason.
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Welcome. I'd go with Comox or Campbell River myself. Both nice marinas with amenities close by. Comox (usually) has the best flights from Calgary. I take them almost every week.
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Yeah, but travel to Tim Hortons?? How`s that not "non essential".
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Just a heads up. B.C has a non essential travel order for Covid for a very good reason.
Kit is absolutely correct. Vancouver Island has been somewhat spared from the ravages of covid vs the rest of the country, but all precautions must continue to be adhered to.

However, Michael Roth's quest should in no way be inhibited in the sense that he is currently looking for info. The more info he has, the more informed he will be when he can finally do the onsite research.
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Research live aboard marinas first. Hate to kill your dream but they are almost impossible to find. Maple bay had a couple spots, most marinas don’t want them. Living on the hook would be a big change from your land locked lifestyle.
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