Category: Gulf Islands

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The restoration of Tod Inlet

Lovely Tod Inlet undergoes an environmental facelift to remove industrial pollutants and repair the natural habitat and make the anchorage safer for boaters.

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Cult of Pirates Cove

Pirates Cove was a haunt for the notorious Brother XII, a cult leader with thousands of followers seeking spiritual enlightenment. Today, the cove has a cultish following among family cruisers.

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Sheltering in Quarantine Cove

If you are determined to anchor near Victoria, Quarantine Cove is a fine choice if the westerlies promise to be nasty. It’s also a nice place if you have to do time.

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Treasures of Newcastle Island

Newcastle Island is could never be described as remote, but feels like it is a world away from the nearby City of Nanaimo. Fun and comforted are probably better words of description.

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Winter Cove’s famed barbecue

The Canada Day lamb barbecue at Saturna Island’s Winter Cove has been an annual event for 67 years and is important year-round to finance community services on the island.

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The accidental anchorage

No matter your ultimate destination in the Gulf Islands and beyond, Clam Bay is a comfy and convenient place to drop a hook. Seems to be our most frequent anchorage, though we rarely push off with the intention of arriving here.

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Wiles of Winter Cove

Winter Cove has become madly popular with cruisers and is the site of a Canada Day (July 1) barbecue that grows in fame with each passing year. Just pay attention to obstacles which can take the shine off your arrival.