We made it to San Diego.....last time I wrote we were headed here from Dana Point. It was a motor most of the time but we had our sails up and that gave us a push along. We saw dolphins along the way, saw a pod of Orcas and even had a small LBB (little … Continue reading San Diego……
Catalina Island.....we heard about this island but knew nothing about it. So here we are.....we arrived at a descent time and called for a mooring ball in Cat Harbour. Not many people here....so we got assigned our mooring ball. It's the kind that you lift the floating stick and pick up the bow rope and … Continue reading Catalina Island….the Island of Romance!
Morro Bay to San Miguel Last time I wrote....we were enjoying the great hospitality of Morro Bay, but our adventure continues and we are off once again to explore. We left Morro Bay at 8 am and motor sailed about an hour until the winds picked up. We have a 90 kn/mile trip ahead of … Continue reading Yahooo…..Channel Islands!
Golden Gate at Sunrise San Francisco at Sunrise On to the next leg of our trip. San Francisco was a great place to visit....loved the people- especially the bus drivers....they were extra friendly and helpful to these bewildered tourists. So....at sunrise we left our dock space at SouthBeach Marina and headed under the Golden Gate … Continue reading Bye-bye San Francisco
Sunrise leaving Port Angeles Well....we've been in San Fransisco for 5 days now and we are now rested, showered, toured, provisioned and all together feeling much better. I think it's time to sit and update the blog. This time, Dave is having some input in the blog and I'll put his writings in italics. We … Continue reading Dakota’s Big Left Turn……
Dakota in Octopus Islands Hi everyone.....we have been busy since we left the Victoria docks at the end of April. We have our list of projects to do and have steadily working through them. We have been around the Gulf Islands, Up the Sunshine Coast, to Desolation Sound, the Octopus Islands and back down to … Continue reading Busy, busy, busy…..
What do you do when everything is shutting down again, due to Covid, and you have a week or so of sunny weather coming up? That's right....take your house out of the city and anchor out in some of your favorite places! We took off right after sunrise and headed out to go for a … Continue reading Midwinter Holiday
Happy New Year.....it's 2022 and we are still in semi-lock down. We keep reminding ourselves that we would be in Mexico right now if it wasn't for Covid....but we played it safe and extended our departure another year. We have decided that unless its the Zombie Apocalypse, we are heading to Mexico in August. That … Continue reading Winter Dreaming
Many falls after a few days of rain As we are tied to a dock for the winter, I'm finally getting around to sorting out our summer cruising pictures. And, well, a trip to Princess Louisa Inlet does deserve a full blog on its own. It was the end of August and we decided to … Continue reading Summer ’21- Princess Louisa Inlet
Intrepid adventurers We teamed up with Jim and Tami on SV Symoon, last year we made some loose plans to circumnavigate Vancouver Island, and we wanted to try it again. SV Dakota did it 2 years ago, but Symoon has never gone around, so with some vague plan and 1 month to make it around, … Continue reading Circumnavigation 2021