Friday Photo

I was so busy last week that I forgot to put up a photo so this week we get two! I haven’t put any of my photos from sailing up here yet (though you can find them all here) and those are the most recent photos I’ve actually had a chance to upload and edit. These are the two I submitted to the SALTS photo contest – it was a tough decision, I had about 6 that made the short list – so you may see them on a SALTS calendar or website in the future… if they like them, that is!

These photos are from the West Coast of Vancouver Island: Hesquiat Harbour and Brooks Peninsula. I love the West Coast. I know I have said it before, but I will continue to say it over and over again: I am convinced that the West Coast of Vancouver Island is one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world. Or at least in the Pacific, it is the only coastline that I have any real authority to speak to.

Back on Land

Despite having spent nearly two solid years living and working on the Pacific Grace, I have probably spent more coastal time on the Pacific Swift. As a result, I have a lot wonderful pictures of the Grace and few of the Swift. Case in point. We passed the Grace as we were going north to Brooks Peninsula and they were headed south. We had stunning weather nearly the entire time.

More stories and pictures to follow soon… and the pictures will likely get put here.

Going Sailing in the Morning

I’m getting on a bus this morning to head over to Ucluelet. There I will board the Pacific Swift for 10 days of sailing around the West Coast of Vancouver Island before returning to Victoria. I am looking forward to this trip in so many ways.

I have been involved with SALTS for 12 years. From my first trip, as a high school student at a new school in a new city and province, I was hooked. Three days was not enough. I arrived home and immediately signed up to go on a 10 day trip the next summer. Since then, I have been a volunteer and professional crew in several different roles. Soon, ten day trip were not enough and I worked for them for two years, sailing around the Pacific Ocean.

There will be no remote South Pacific Islands on this trip. However, the coastline I am about to explore is amongst the most beautiful in the world. From rugged rocky coastlines to sandy beaches, from tall spruce and cedar forests to the red flashes of arbutus, from rolling breakers to natural hot springs.

It will be a wonderful ten days.

Here are some of the memories from previous trips… I look forward to making more soon…