Photography from 3 Summers of Cruising

In the midst of Seattle winter, I find myself often turning to photography from past cruises as a brief consolation. It’s tough to get out much in the winter (it gets dark at 4pm!), and some of the winter blues are relieved by reminiscing over photos from sunnier times in the San Juans, Desolation Sound, Barkley Sound, and other places our travels have taken us.

Photography is a long-time hobby of mine, and I feel photos really do tell a thousand words as they say. So I’ll keep this short and sweet and highlight some of my favorites from the past three years:

Sunset from Heelboom Bay, Clayoquot Sound

Anchored in Matilda Inlet, Clayoquot Sound [2015]

Sailing downwind with a messy reef

San Juans, Snoring Bay (I believe) [2016]

San Juans, 2016

Princess Louisa Inlet, anchored in the primo waterfall photo spot [2016]

Sailing into Desolation Sound [2016]

Queen Charlotte Strait anchorage [2016]

Sailing to Wells Passage (Queen Charlotte Strait to Broughtons) in tide influenced waves and about 20 knots [2016]

Black bear in the Broughtons [2016]

A misty morning from the Broughton Archipelago [2016]

Delicious Indian food that Natalie made [2016]

After running downwind in Johnstone Strait [2016]

Massive cedar tree at Blind Channel, Johnstone Strait [2016]

Pendrell Sound, our favorite warm water anchorage of 2016.

Baking homemade rosemary bread on the boat

Stern tied in Pendrell Sound [2016]

What provisioning in British Columbia looks like. [2016]

Our new home (Shilshole Bay Marina) after moving aboard in June 2017

Race Rocks lighthouse [2017]

Entering Barkley Sound [2017]

Prepping salmon (store bought, because we’ve never managed to catch one) [2017]

I’m not sure what “champagne sailing” really means, but I think I prefer the kind of sailing where your coldbrew coffee can rest on deck while flying the kite in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. [2017]

Sidney Spit [2017]

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