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Month: June 2017

Concerts Cruising Style

Concerts Cruising Style

Feel like you have to choose between going cruising and live music concerts, think again! This summer you have back to back weekend concerts in August to fill your concert needs. Start in Desolation Sound for the weekend of August 5th, head up through the rapids and sail to Shoal Bay and then start to head home and stop in Pender Harbour. So here’s the deal: August 5th – Dinghy Concert in Prideaux Haven This event has been growing in popularity…

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Boating Canada Day Long Weekend

Boating Canada Day Long Weekend

Boating plans for the Canada Day long weekend? The summer weather on the west coast has finally arrived, our proper summer cruising season is here! Looking around the local waters there’s some great boating destinations to celebrate the long weekend, and further extend your weekend to celebrate Independence Day. Here’s some options I found to help you pick your celebration destination of choice, such a hard life us boaters have: June 30th Sidney BC Fireworks ‘Sidney Days’ kicks off on…

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Always Listen to Hippies

Always Listen to Hippies

In a previous post, Hidden Robertson Lake Part I, I mentioned along the trail heading back to our tender we met some local Cortes hippies that gave us some island insight. At the time, I was nodding in agreement that the place sounded nice, but really, once we were on our way I thought ‘a lovely person’, but that was pretty much useless information. …so you want to know what she shared? The women was welcoming us to the island…

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Fresh Tortillas at Anchor Anyone?

Fresh Tortillas at Anchor Anyone?

As I approach the summer cruising season, I start to think about what new recipe I will be adding to the galley repertoire. We may not be planning an offshore trip, but inshore sailing doesn’t mean that you’ll have a grocery store nearby either. Sure I can plan a food provisioning trip, but the more options I can carry on the boat, the less reliance I have on little grocery stores that may only get new stock once a week. This…

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