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Cruising Itineraries 2017

 SPRING CRUISE REPORT 2017


Cruise to Princess Louisa Inlet/Chatterbox Falls
June 11 - June 19, 2017

Fifteen boats participated in most of the Spring Cruise to Princess Louisa Inlet. (7 sail, 8 Power) Acitivities included: Appies on the dock at John Henrys' Marina, a hike into Sechelt Rapids to watch the roaring ebb tide (approx 7 kms round trip), Bocce on the grass at the Backeddy Resort (prizes were donated by Independent Shipyards), Dinner at the West Coast Wilderness lodge, dancing to the tunes of Bill & Lindas' speaker on the dock with a fantastic sunset as the backdrop!

Princess Louisa lived up to its' name as being wet! Jo managed to catch 2 springs and a ling cod on the way to P.L. A dinner on the dock for 32 people was stupendous. Thank goodness many people carry Bbqs and creative ways of cooking fish. Outstanding food to go with fish as well.

Good thing we had dry firewood. Thanks to all who carried it on their boats! The weather did not faze us at all, a weiner roast....with Smores' was held in the large BC Park shelter beside the roaring Chatterbox Falls. We also had a Baggie breakfast in the Shelter the next morning. Pot lucks were the way to go with the group. Amazing participation by all and tons of pitching in to help us out.

From P.L. The group divided to various destinations, Mill Bay, Victoria, Harmony Islands and Ballet Bay (where we had 7 boats for Floating Dinghy desserts).

 

 

 

 

SUMMER CRUISE REPORT 2017

Cruise to Desolation Sound and beyond
July 23 - August  6
 
 The Summer cruise with 7 boats went to Desolation Sound and the Octopus Islands July 23- Aug 5. (4 Power, 3 sail) Appies on the dock again at John Henry's Marina.  Then up to Powell River where Westview provided us with nice walk around the town. Lund serves the very best cinnamon buns in the world at the bakery. Lund is a busy marina. We just squeaked in. Refuge cove for 3 boats for 2 nights. Friends at Refuge hosted a wonderful 42nd wedding anniversary dinner for Shirley and Terry at their log home.  We anchored in Squirrel cove, Von Donop Inlet & Wiatt Bay. Some folks ventured up!!! the trail to Newton Lake. The rewards of swimming in fresh water were worth it. We next ventured to Taku Resort and welcomed Fiona's mom & dad and sister for a wonderful dock dinner. We had a very lovely Baggie Breakfast at Taku in the morning. Gorge harbour was our last stop. A VERY fun pub dinner was had by all with prizes for stories about your biggest memory, or error of the trip! Thank you to every boater......on the cruise .......as all hosted an appie event on your boat......except us of course! It was very hot on the cruise and smokey up North as well.
 
 
 

 





FALL CRUISE REPORT 2017

Cruise to the Gulf Islands

September 14 - 20

 


The Fall cruise to the Gulf Islands had 12 boats participating at one time or another from September 14-20.

Stops included LMS/Ladysmith, Saltspring Island and Otter Bay with some boats staying at LMS, Newcastle and Clam Bay on the way and the return to Schooner Cove.

Events included appies on the dock most evenings. The Wine “Tour” to Saltspring Vineyards was a complete bust (with the manager not communicating to the bar tender about our arrival). They will soon being hearing from us. Highlights were the Saturday market in Ganges and the Saltspring Fall Fair,  the crab catching championship in Otter Bay (some sailors need to buy crab traps!), and a golf tournament at the Pender Island Golf and Country Club. Jo's new nickname is slugger!

The wrap-up BBQ and social at Otter Bay was hilarious as some got into the spirit of things and dressed up  (Donald Trump attended in full voice!).  Crab cakes were the highlight on the last night at Ladysmith appie hour! Thanks to all the LADY crab pickers! And Shirley crab cake extraordinaire maker!  Thanks to John for his prawns too!

The weather was typical for the fall with sunshine, showers, wind and unsettled conditions the later part of the trip. There were no incidents or accidents to report on this cruise and everybody seemed to enjoy themselves. 

Thanks again to all you boaters who join the cruises.  We sure appreciate your willingness to pitch in and help with events!

MANY THANKS TO OUR STAFF CAPTAINS - JOANNE MCILVEEN AND DOUG HERCHMER

FOR A TREMENDOUS GROUP OF CRUISES PRESENTED THIS YEAR. 

WE ARE ALREADY LOOKING FORWARD TO SCYC CRUISING 2018!