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Sailing the Desolation Sound, BC

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  • Crew of the Sailaway in Comox Marina
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  • Comox Marina, BC
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  • The Daves (skipper & 1st Mate)
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  • Jane, Julie & Rick
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  • Motoring across the Straits of Georgia
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  • Diversion into Teakerne Arm Marine Park en-route to Casel Lake.
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  • Stern-to anchor: Visiting Cassel Lake, Teakerne Arm Marine Park
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  • Stern-to anchor: Visiting Cassel Lake, Teakerne Arm Marine Park
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  • Visiting Cassel Lake, Teakerne Arm Marine Park
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  • Visiting Cassel Lake, Teakerne Arm Marine Park
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  • Visiting Cassel Lake, Teakerne Arm Marine Park
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  • Visiting Cassel Lake, Teakerne Arm Marine Park
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  • Visiting Cassel Lake, Teakerne Arm Marine Park
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  • Visiting Cassel Lake, Teakerne Arm Marine Park
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  • Visiting Cassel Lake, Teakerne Arm Marine Park
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  • Visiting Cassel Lake, Teakerne Arm Marine Park
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  • Gaming en-route
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  • Kayaking in Von Donup Inlet, Cortes Island
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  • Von Donup Inlet, Cortes Island
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  • Von Donup Inlet, Cortes Island
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  • Von Donup Inlet, Cortes Island
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  • Von Donup Inlet, Cortes Island
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  • Von Donup Inlet, Cortes Island
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  • Jelly Fish in Von Donup Inlet, Cortes Island
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  • Julie returning with the message in a bottle located in Von Donup Inlet, Cortes Island
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  • Message in a bottle
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  • Leaving Von Donup Inlet, Cortes Island
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  • Deceptively treacherous water at the entrance of Von Donup Inlet, Cortes Island
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  • En-route to "Hole in the Wall" strait & Octopus island Marine Park
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  • Our constant companions (until "greenie" got away for a brief scare)
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  • En-route to "Hole in the Wall" strait & Octopus island Marine Park
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  • First Mate Dave
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  • The Skipper checking his compass
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  • En-route to "Hole in the Wall" strait & Octopus island Marine Park
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  • Nick furling the mainsail
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  • En-route to "Hole in the Wall" strait & Octopus island Marine Park
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  • Navigating "Hole In The Wall" at "slack tide"
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  • En-route to "Hole in the Wall" strait & Octopus island Marine Park at "Slack Tide"
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  • En-route to "Hole in the Wall" strait & Octopus island Marine Park
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  • Nick furling the sails in low wind
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  • En-route to Octopus island Marine Park
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  • En-route to Octopus island Marine Park
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  • Our best overall sailing day: wind and sun
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  • Our best overall sailing day: wind and sun
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  • Our best overall sailing day: wind and sun
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  • Kayaking in Octopus island Marine Park
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  • Rick & Julie enjoying hors d'oeuvres in Octopus island Marine Park
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  • A selfie with (almost) the entire crew (sorry Jane)
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  • Kayaking in Octopus island Marine Park
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  • Julie & Jane raising the mail sail
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  • Trimming the main sail
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  • Jane trimming the jib sail
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  • Sooney trimming the jib sail
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  • The long-awaited dance when Sailaway achieved 6 knots in a good wind.
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  • Jane & Dave at their stations
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  • Preparing well-prepared meals in the galley
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  • Sooney's photo of Nick (taking a photo of Sooney)
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  • An attentive First Mate
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  • Rick and Jane lowering the anchor in Rebecca Spit (near Heriot Bay)
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  • Rick and Jane lowering the anchor in Rebecca Spit (near Heriot Bay)
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  • Rick and Jane lowering the anchor in Rebecca Spit (near Heriot Bay)
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  • Rick and Jane lowering the anchor in Rebecca Spit (near Heriot Bay)
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  • Rick and Jane lowering the anchor in Rebecca Spit (near Heriot Bay)
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  • Rebecca Spit
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  • Beach-combing on Rebecca Spit
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  • Hanging out on Rebecca Spit (Sailaway in the distance)
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  • Stowaway hoping for a sail
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  • Nick & Sooney on Rebecca Spit
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  • The Crew on Rebecca Spit
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  • Enjoying the warmth on Rebecca Spit
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  • Enjoying the warmth on Rebecca Spit
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  • We used the dinghy to travel the short distance from Rebecca Spit to Heriot Bay for a great meal
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  • We used the dinghy to travel the short distance from Rebecca Spit to Heriot Bay for a great meal
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  • Rebecca Spit
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  • Rebecca Spit
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  • Rebecca Spit
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  • Rebecca Spit
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  • Lund Marina
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  • Lund Marina
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  • A yummy source of Cinnamon Buns
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  • Lund Marina with access to The Boardwalk
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  • The 7 of us at the Boardwalk
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  • Sailaway moored at Lund Marina
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  • An added treat was original music at The Boardwalk
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  • Low tide in Lund
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  • Our crew aboard Sailaway in Lund Marina
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  • Stowing the outboard motor in choppy conditions
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  • A great day of sailing while crossing the Straits of Georgia en-route to Sandy Island
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  • We experienced a variety of weather conditions (all good)
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  • The crew en-route to Sandy Island under full sail while navigating the Strait of Georgia
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  • Rick trimming the sail en-route to Sandy Island
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  • A smaller boat we overtook while navigating the Strait of Georgia
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  • Very interesting hike across the spit from Sandy Island to Tree Island on our final evening
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  • Well-crafted driftwood shelter on Tree Island
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  • Well-crafted driftwood shelter on Tree Island (Comox on the distant shore)
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  • Sailaway & companions moored safely off Sandy Island.
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  • The crew on our final night. Sailaway safely at anchor offshore of Sandy island.
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  • Returning to Sailaway from Sandy Island hike
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  • Returning to Comox Marina on our final morning.