Author Topic: PNW cruising (as Capt K says, pics are a thousand words)  (Read 446 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline s/v Faith

  • Chief Bosun / Macolyte
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4870
  • kARRR-ma: +251/-1
    • Pearson Ariel Owners Association
Re: PNW cruising (as Capt K says, pics are a thousand words)
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2017, 03:05:00 PM »
Beautiful shots Frank, thank you so much for sharing them with us!
Satisfaction is wanting what you already have.

Offline Frank

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3089
  • kARRR-ma: +263/-0
  • Little boats...somewhere
Re: PNW cruising (as Capt K says, pics are a thousand words)
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2017, 01:50:54 PM »
I anchored at Shoal Bay for a couple of days.
The anchorage looks right up "Phillips Arm" which is ever changing and to me, beautiful and more mystical overcast than sunny....

BTW..... I nearly fell out of the boat rounding the bend to Shoal Bay. I've never seen more than one other cruising boat there this late in the season. Thought maybe there was an Elvis sighting? Turns out the "cruising club of America" was on a tour and this was their stop for one night. Great folks and a mix of both power and sail.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2017, 01:55:10 PM by Frank »
God made small boats for younger boys and older men

Offline misfits

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 143
  • kARRR-ma: +8/-0
Re: PNW cruising (as Capt K says, pics are a thousand words)
« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2017, 06:22:51 PM »
As always nice pictures Frank!
Not to hijack the thread but whats going on with Allure? Is she safe & undamaged from Irma?
I'm not happy unless I'm complaining about something.
I'm having a very good day!

Offline Frank

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3089
  • kARRR-ma: +263/-0
  • Little boats...somewhere
Re: PNW cruising (as Capt K says, pics are a thousand words)
« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2017, 01:06:51 PM »
Dodged the bullet....This time....
She is blocked, cradled and strapped "on the hard" on Green Turtle Cay
They barely had any wind or rain...
Thanks for asking..
God made small boats for younger boys and older men

Offline Frank

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3089
  • kARRR-ma: +263/-0
  • Little boats...somewhere
Re: PNW cruising (as Capt K says, pics are a thousand words)
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2017, 02:17:19 PM »
Hard not to be in "awe".....
Often...
God made small boats for younger boys and older men

Offline Frank

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3089
  • kARRR-ma: +263/-0
  • Little boats...somewhere
Re: PNW cruising (as Capt K says, pics are a thousand words)
« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2017, 02:22:52 PM »
This benign looking Narrows is Beazley Pass.
Right now a canoe could go through...
It will start running very shortly and build into a 9.5knot Narrows of twirls and whirlpools.
I tried going against it once with about a 3knot flow. Threw the boat around like it weighed 100lbs. The eddies are crazy! I couldn't imagine over 9...
God made small boats for younger boys and older men

Offline Frank

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3089
  • kARRR-ma: +263/-0
  • Little boats...somewhere
Re: PNW cruising (as Capt K says, pics are a thousand words)
« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2017, 02:25:58 PM »
Can't remember seeing as many humpbacks in as many different places as this year. Saw 2 Orcas early on and that Minke whale too. These two were so close today I sped up as I was getting nervous..
God made small boats for younger boys and older men

ralay

  • Guest
Re: PNW cruising (as Capt K says, pics are a thousand words)
« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2017, 06:42:14 PM »
Now I know who's hogging all the whales!

Offline Frank

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3089
  • kARRR-ma: +263/-0
  • Little boats...somewhere
Re: PNW cruising (as Capt K says, pics are a thousand words)
« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2017, 10:52:00 PM »
Not hoggin....
Come on out..
Lots to go around!! 😄😄
God made small boats for younger boys and older men

Offline Frank

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3089
  • kARRR-ma: +263/-0
  • Little boats...somewhere
Re: PNW cruising (as Capt K says, pics are a thousand words)
« Reply #29 on: September 26, 2017, 09:49:27 PM »
Company landed in Cambell River and after brief provisioning...off again to the Broughtons. Saw humpbacks nearing VonDonop on Cortes Isl. full breach splashs!! Dolphins in the morning, then a sea lion colony going through Gillard Pass, porpoises near Shoal Bay....just crazy wildlife!
Today we left the channels to do Johnstone Strait for the last 12 or so miles up to the Broughtons...
Another breaching Humpback, then a huge pod of Orcas that were so close and numerous that I actually altered speed and course as I was getting nervous. Just an amazing few days!! Crazy actually...
Fun stuff!

Last pic shows the male-female difference as the make fin is close to 5ft tall
« Last Edit: September 26, 2017, 09:51:17 PM by Frank »
God made small boats for younger boys and older men

Offline Frank

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3089
  • kARRR-ma: +263/-0
  • Little boats...somewhere
Re: PNW cruising (as Capt K says, pics are a thousand words)
« Reply #30 on: September 30, 2017, 11:05:13 AM »
Words not needed
God made small boats for younger boys and older men

Offline w00dy

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 391
  • kARRR-ma: +44/-0
Re: PNW cruising (as Capt K says, pics are a thousand words)
« Reply #31 on: September 30, 2017, 12:47:37 PM »
Drool :P

Offline Frank

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3089
  • kARRR-ma: +263/-0
  • Little boats...somewhere
Re: PNW cruising (as Capt K says, pics are a thousand words)
« Reply #32 on: October 05, 2017, 07:00:29 PM »
Watched Orcas work as a pac to hunt a Porpoise.
God made small boats for younger boys and older men

Offline Frank

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3089
  • kARRR-ma: +263/-0
  • Little boats...somewhere
Re: PNW cruising (as Capt K says, pics are a thousand words)
« Reply #33 on: October 05, 2017, 07:02:27 PM »
Gotta love the scenery...
God made small boats for younger boys and older men

Offline Frank

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3089
  • kARRR-ma: +263/-0
  • Little boats...somewhere
Re: PNW cruising (as Capt K says, pics are a thousand words)
« Reply #34 on: October 05, 2017, 07:09:24 PM »
More Orcas on Johnstone Strait

(Sorry Woody....they just keep showing up!)
God made small boats for younger boys and older men

Offline Frank

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3089
  • kARRR-ma: +263/-0
  • Little boats...somewhere
Re: PNW cruising (as Capt K says, pics are a thousand words)
« Reply #35 on: October 05, 2017, 07:12:17 PM »
Tucked in anchored at VonDonop Inlet on Cortes Isl and a Cape Cod Cat motors by. Too cool to see a NE boat in the NW
God made small boats for younger boys and older men