Since 2015 our model for cruising has been to do one long summer trip, and in the fall, winter and spring do weekend cruises to local destinations once or twice a month. We love the big trips because they’re truly special, a chance to step outside the normal hectic flow of life and adapt to a live of living in, and with, nature. But even if we don’t get a long summer sail, our short sails the rest of the year are also a lot of fun – we’re lucky to live in an area of the world where we can sail year-round.
In April 2018 though we started a new model (after quitting our jobs), and are continuously cruising at least 6 months of the year. We’ll see how long we can make this last.
We haven’t written about every single small trip, and the big trips consist of multiple posts, but if you just want the highlights of our travels, this is where to start:
- July 2015: 1 month up the West Coast of Vancouver Island (as complete novices to remote cruising!)
- June-August 2016: 3 months up the Inside Passage (to approximately Cape Caution): Part 1, Part 2
- July 2017: 1 month up the West Coast of Vancouver Island
- April-September 2018: 6 Months open-ended cruising up the Inside Passage to Haida Gwaii
- April 2015: Vashon Island, Quartermaster Harbor
- May 2015: San Juans shakedown (4 1/2 days): Part 1, Part 2
- November 2015: Eagle Harbor and Blakely Harbor
- May 2016: A Cruise to Gig Harbor
- May 2017: San Juans shakedown (4 1/2 days)