In 2015, 2016 and 2017 our model for cruising was to do one long summer trip, and the rest of the year 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 living in, and with, nature. We’re lucky to live in an area of the world where we can sail year-round.
In April 2018 we started a new model (after quitting our jobs), and are continuously cruising at least 6 months of the year, and then traveling or working on the boat in the other six months.
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-September 2019: 6 Months open-ended cruising up the Inside Passage to the Central coast and then down the west coast of Vancouver Island
- 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)