Echo Bay, Gilford Island, The Broughtons We moored at Pierre's Marina at Echo Bay on Gilford Island, just north of the beautiful Broughton archipelago. It was a nice respite to be at a dock in the pouring rain. This was actually the first time it had rained on our entire trip! It confirmed the fact … Continue reading Week 4 – Wildlife and History in the Broughtons
Octopus Islands Marine Park We were excited to head to the Octopus Islands Marine Park, on Quadra Island, for the fun name if nothing else. But it exceeded our already high expectations! When we first arrived, we dodged the multitude of craggy rocks at the entrance and decided on "Tentacle Cove" as our home for … Continue reading Week 3 – Playtime!
We started our second week of the trip by heading 30 nm north from Newcastle Island, just off the Nanaimo coast on Vancouver Island, to Hornby Island. We played 20 questions...the...whole...time. It was kind of hilarious, because Spencer (who’s 5), would always choose “Santa” for us to guess. His turns were usually over in less … Continue reading Week 2 – Heading North
We have now been living on the boat for a week. We are definitely still finding our groove, given that none of us are entirely sure whether we’re on vacation, just living, or maybe “playing house (boat?!)” The New “Routine” We were all still recovering from our move on to the boat for the first … Continue reading Week 1 – First Week Aboard
After we moved on to the boat in North Vancouver, we moved it over to our old stomping ground, the Vancouver Rowing Club. Steve's parents flew in to town for the weekend, so we spent Canada Day together then they helped us ready the boat for a Bon Voyage par-tay! The kids are ready to … Continue reading Bon Voyage
The last few weeks before moving on to Moment were incredibly stressful and busy! Not just packing and getting ready, but also winding down at work and school. In hindsight, I should have taken more time off work prior to the move. Steve had taken a few days off that week, and he was getting … Continue reading The Week of the Move
Our newest family member, our 42' Beneteau Idylle, came with the name Mist Maiden. Since we were planning to take her further afield than the misty Pacific Northwest, we wanted something that wasn't so dreary and a little more "us." We found that many people we spoke to thought we were saying "Miss Maiden" and … Continue reading Renaming and Relettering the Boat