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Round The QA Buoy

Written by:martin
Published on August 17th, 2014 @ 13:36:00 , using 44 words, 21 views
Posted in Sailing, Ecliptic

16.9 miles, 4:29:40 hours

Great Sunday sail out into the Strait of Georgia. Quick trip round the QA buoy and back into Howe Sound.

Round The QA Buoy
16.9 miles, 4:29:40 hoursGreat Sunday sail out into the Strait of Georgia. Quick trip round the QA buoy and back into Howe Sound.

Sunday Sail Into English Bay

Written by:martin
Published on August 10th, 2014 @ 22:39:00 , using 205 words, 74 views
Posted in Sailing, Ecliptic

40.0 miles, 11:16:22 hours

Wonderful Sunday sail out on the water. The wind was a little light in Howe Sound, but great into English Bay. Had fun sailing around the tankers and saw 3 cruise ships heading out to Alaska. Came home under the light of the full moon. All in all a fantastic day out on the water.

Horseshoe Bay
Ecliptic at Horseshoe Bay waiting for the crew to arrive

Tug And Barge
Tug and barge in Howe Sound

On The Foredeck
Daryl getting some sun as we motor looking for wind

English Bay Tanker
One of the many English Bay tankers

Cruise Ship
Cruise ship heading for Alaska

Evening On The Boat
It looks a lot brighter than it actually was ... amazing light gathering of the camera

Howe Sound In The Evening
Howe Sound looks so peaceful as the sun is setting

Full Moon
Full moon rising over Whytecliff

Snug Cove
Snug Cove in the darkness

Coastal Renaissance
Meeting the Coastal Renaissance on the trip over to Bowen

Queen Of Capilano
Queen of Capilano on it's last run from Snug Cove

Sunday Sail Into English Bay
40.0 miles, 11:16:22 hoursWonderful Sunday sail out on the water. The wind was a little light in Howe Sound, but great into English Bay. Had fun sailing around the tankers and saw 3 cruise ships heading out to Alaska. Came home under the light of the full moon. All in all a fantastic day out on the water.

Saturday Sail Into English Bay

Written by:martin
Published on August 9th, 2014 @ 18:56:00 , using 104 words, 12 views
Posted in Sailing, Ecliptic

21.2 miles, 5:38:01 hours

Sunny Saturday Sail into English Bay. Wind was great until I got back into Howe Sound. Saw a few cruise ships coming under the bridge. Stopped to visit with Mike in Deep Bay before getting back to the marina.

Sunday Saturday Sail
21.2 miles, 5:38:01 hoursSunny Saturday Sail into English Bay. Wind was great until I got back into Howe Sound. Saw a few cruise ships coming under the bridge. Stopped to visit with Mike in Deep Bay before getting back to the marina.

Zuiderdam
Zuiderdam heading to Alaska

Coral Princess
The Coral Princess following the Zuiderdam heading to Alaska

English Bay Tanker
The tankers in English Bay are big up close

Sailing With Howard And Yasmine

Written by:martin
Published on August 2nd, 2014 @ 19:30:00 , using 201 words, 136 views
Posted in Sailing, Ecliptic

42.0 miles, 10:13:03 hours

Out sailing into the Strait of Georgia with Howard and Yasmine. A little light leaving Howe Sound, but great wind once south of Bowen with Yasimine captaining the boat at almost 7 knots. Heading back we hoisted the spinnaker to get some speed, but eventually ended up with Howard guiding us back under motor. Fantastic day out with long lost friends.

Sailing With Howard And Yasmine
42.0 miles, 10:13:03 hoursOut sailing into the Strait of Georgia with Howard and Yasmine. A little light leaving Howe Sound, but great wind once south of Bowen with Yasimine captaining the boat at almost 7 knots. Heading back we hoisted the spinnaker to get some speed, but eventually ended up with Howard guiding us back under motor. Fantastic day out with long lost friends.

Leaving Bowen
Bowen Island is retreating into the distance as we set off

From The Bow
Relaxing on the bow without having to worry about the "autopilot" loosing control

Relaxed Captain
Captain Yas relaxing at the tiller

Good Speed
The wind is up as is the speed of the boat

Enjoying Being Captain
Yasmine enjoying her day out of sailing while trying not to scare her Dad too much

Bouncing On The Bow
Getting my feet wet as we bounced through the Strait

Spinnaker Is Up
Spinnaker is up and flying on our way back home

Solo Sail July 27, 2014

Written by:martin
Published on July 27th, 2014 @ 18:09:00 , using 115 words, 5 views
Posted in Sailing, Ecliptic

6.6 miles, 2:08:25 hours

Fantastic Sunday afternoon sail after spending the day fixing the broken bits on the boat. The new (working) Fish Finder worked well navigating me around Deep Bay. The weather was much better than the wind which quit part way to Passage Island, but the sun made it an enjoyable sail.

Solo Sail July 27, 2014
6.6 miles, 2:08:25Fantastic Sunday afternoon sail after spending the day fixing the broken bits on the boat. The new (working) Fish Finder worked well navigating me around Deep Bay. The weather was much better than the wind which quit part way to Passage Island, but the sun made it an enjoyable sail.

Sitting On The Bow
Sitting on the bow of the boat soaking up the sun

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