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Our Journey on Scolamanzi II
Our Journey on Scolamanzi II

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Leaving Seattle for an ‘Overnighter’ to Campbell River:

Friday 22 April 2016: We left our super tight spot on the dock at Elliott Bay Marina around 8am. The 30 cm space between our anchor and that of the brand new Nordhavn 63 (“HA”) made for a challenging departure. We had a fast run north out […]

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Sydney and Victoria – The Southern end of Vancouver Island

The weather forecast called for clear sunny days for the next 4 days with little wind. With such a favourable outlook we were keen to get to Victoria. We stayed one day in Port of Sidney mainly to connect with Melt Emms (strongly recommended to us to […]

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Bears, Elks, Bald Eagles and Dall’s Porpoises … all in one day!

With the weather being to foul to cruise, we were stuck in Campbell River for 4 days. A bear watching expedition sounded sounded like a great way to kill time. We departed at 8:30am warm and dry in a comfy enclosed aluminium boat. We were only 7 […]

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Inlets, rapids and beautiful islands north of Campbell River:

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We started our second last leg of this seasons cruising, in Canadian waters, from Campbell River. We aimed to cruise the islands, rapids and inlets north of Campbell River and east of the Broughton’s. The calm, smooth waters keep you on your toes with rapids and massive […]

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Desolation Sound

  Phil Winterton and Karen Hougaard flew into Comox on the 20/9 and we departed the next day, heading for Desolation Sound. This area is the “Holy Grail” for many cruising yachtsman and it did not disappoint especially with two gifted characters as guests. Comox: In calm […]

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Princess Louisa Inlet and Chatterbox Falls… at last!!

Princess Louisa Sound – Chatterbox Falls It is hard to describe the weather as anything else but perfect. Not a cloud in the blue sky and the water unruffled. The weather was just a bonus on top of the marvellous sights that popped up around every corner. […]

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Arrival of new guests in Vancouver

Having been to Vancouver before, I knew that we have to spend some time there… it is such a beautiful and special place! Unfortunately, arriving there meant cleaning the boat, guest cabin, doing laundry and getting stocked up for the next two weeks. Dropping off and boarding the […]

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At last good news!

After frustrating delays which played havoc with flights and work schedules, the good news at last came through that a cargo ship was available and Scolamanzi II was on her way. She departed Xiamen, China for Victoria Harbour, BC, Canada on 2 May, to arrive on Friday the 22ed of […]

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