Our sailing route, from Nanaimo in the north to Anacortes in the south.
Maintenance on a "Beaver" at Kenmore Air, a regional float plane service we flew from Seattle to Nanaimo, B.C. They always put the propeller back on before they fly.
Deep thoughts while waiting for our plane to depart, Lake Washington, Seattle.
In the air en route to Nanaimo
Arriving at Nanaimo, Vancouver Island
The Harbor at Nanaimo, where we began the sail.
A De Haviland "Otter", the plane we flew.
On the good ship Andiamo, the rugged life of sailors at sea begins. This is not an environment for the timid.
Captain Gregg and First Mate Anne on their sailboat Andiamo.
First anchorage, Silva Bay, Gabriola Is.
Silva Bay (the tiny anchor symbol on the east end)
HIking in Drumberg PP, Gabriola Is.
Another shore excursion.
A typical Gulf Island cove.
Another deserted beach.
Second night - Montague Harbor, Galiano Island.
A rendez-vous with Paul and Cathy, whom we met in Costa Rica last year. Now they live here, on Salt Spring Island.
Third night - Winter Cove, Saturna Is.
The toil of sailing glassy waters in warm sunshine over, the First Mate takes a deserved break.
Taking the dinghy out to watch some seals, Winter Cove.
Nb: the original is in high-def. This shows as lousy-def. I can't get Picasa to store an acceptable quality video! If you know how, pls. tell me.
Sunset, Winter Cove.
A freighter appears out of the fog. He has the right-of-way.
Scanning for Orcas
Roche Harbor, where we stopped for lunch and to ogle boats we can't afford.
On the foredeck keeping a sharp eye for icebergs. A paucity of wind meant we did only a bit of sailing, and a lot of motoring.
In the galley, surviving on hardtack and jerky. At least we had limes to suck on.
Fourth night, Blind Bay, Shaw Island (San Juans)
Mt. Baker is prominent from the Georgia Strait on a clear day.
Panorama of the marina at Anacortes.
The end of our sailing journey - the Anacortes Harbor, home of the Andiamo.
The outer Anacortes Harbor
A viewpoint above Anacortes
Panorama near Anacortes
La Connor, WA, south of Anacortes
Another MacDonald's Happy Meal back in Seattle.
This green houseboat was the location for the movie "Sleepless in Seattle"
Mt. Rainier from the ferry from Edmonds to Fort Townsend, on the Olympic Penisula.
The John Wayne Marina at Sequim, WA, on the Olympic Penisula
Some hikes we did on the Olympic Penisula
Dungeness Spit north of Sequim, a very popular hike.
A Glaucous-winged Gull and 3 Heerman's Gulls on the Dungeness Spit.
Enoying the abundant and diverse seabirds on the Dungeness Spit.
Looking out to the lighthouse at the end of the Dungeness Spit.
On the ferry leaving Port Angeles for Victoria
On the M.V. "Coho", the ferry across the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Port Angeles, WA to Victoria, B.C.
Near Victoria, B.C.
Our friend George At "Point No Point", Vancouver Is. He and his wife Jan, both of whom we met on a trip to Chile, devoted their day to entertaining us.
Kids playing with a homemade raft along the southern shore, Vancouver Is. The craft needs a little work before it could be certified for open ocean cruising.
Panorama of the Victoria Harbor
A crew member polishes the ship's bell on the M.V. "Coho"
Pulling the rather substantial shorelines, M.V. Coho
Mt. Olympus from the Hurricane Ridge Road.
Panorama of the Olympics from near the Visitors' Center
Looking out at Mt. Olympus in the distance. Like all of the Pacific NW, it is almost always sunny and warm here.
The upper Hurricane Ridge Road
Hiking the Klahhane Ridge trail north from the end of the road. The trail ends on the peak above Lynn's head.
Along the trail.
Wild flowers along the Klahhane Ridge trail. There is so much snow here that flowers don't get started until well into summer.
Klahhane Ridge trail
Looking out to the Juan de Fuca Strait from Klahhane Ridge.
Looking back towards the Visitors' Center
A very tame deer poses in front of the Olympic vista.
HIking the Hoh River trail, Olympic National Park. This is the wettest place in the lower 48 states. However, it gets less than half the rain as the wettest place in the 50 states, the Alakai Swamp of Kauai.
Hoh River, Olympic National Park
A falls along the Hoh River trail, Olympic National Park
Hoh River trail, Olympic National Park