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    Where are you all going this year? When?

    I'm considering possibilities that may be within reach, such as:

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    Or:

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    Or maybe:

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    Or possibly:

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    Or even, maybe:

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    What about you all? Any trips in the planning stage? The dreaming stage?

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    I'm taking Accolade to Campbell River for some grid time shortly and hope to spend a couple of weeks in the Discovery Islands afterwards, visiting friends and/or looking for work.



    Kanish Bay on the right, on Quadra Island and Okisollo Channel to the NW, leading to the Upper and Lower Rapids, Hole in the Wall, and Surge Narrows, all exciting transits with many interesting anchorages. Like returning home! / Jim
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    Ill be going to South Bend, Indiana in late Summer but no boating, I'm going by motorhome...

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    Its winter cruising for us. Gonna clear on outa this place

    Where you , Tom? Marshalls?
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    The Salish 100, then possibly some other parts of the South Sound, boat-in camping playing pirates with friends in the Humboldt Lagoons, then possibly Port Townsend (again) for the WB Fest in September, then camping with the local TSCA at Marshall Beach on Tomales Bay after that.










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    Two trips planned for Voyageurs National Park, one purely fishing coming up soon with my grandson and a second in August camping with all 3 daughters and their families.
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    Rainy Lake from Anderson Bay West campsite, Voyageurs National Park
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    Beach stop over on Anderson Bay of Rainy Lake.



    Splashing this very soon with just the gunnels and seats left to paint and contemplating a break in trip from here at Frontenac on Lake Pepin of the Mississippi River in Minnesota to Winona. All beautiful bluff country with myriads of interesting backwaters.
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    Chase Small Craft Drake 17 Rowboat


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    Lake Pepin at Frontenac, my dock barely visible in the bay lower right and Lake City in the distance.


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    Mississippi River near Winona, about 60 miles downstream.

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    If I can get my Navigator done, then I'm planning on the Pocket Yacht Palooza, Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, and hopefully one or two overnights out into the San Juan's with my 7yo first mate.
    There's the plan, then there's what actually happens.

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    I intend to explore South Puget Sound. I know the San Juan Islands well, but not the area south of the Tacoma Narrows
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    I'm just hoping to get a few days free for some overnights on the local sloughs. -Rick


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    I hope to spend a good bit of the summer poking around the coast of Maine. I'll be at the Small Reach Regatta and maybe get down to Mystic for the Festival.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgthom View Post
    I'm just hoping to get a few days free for some overnights on the local sloughs. -Rick


    When are you going to drag that thing up to the Salish Sea?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WI-Tom View Post
    Where are you all going this year? When?

    I'm considering possibilities that may be within reach, such as:

    DSCN5435 (2).jpg

    Or:

    East Arm.jpg

    Or maybe:



    Lake of the Woods.jpg

    Or possibly:

    Pukwaska.jpg

    Or even, maybe:

    Kwajalein.jpg

    What about you all? Any trips in the planning stage? The dreaming stage?

    Tom

    They all look nice Tom, I've been having fun guessing where but you should put some names on them.

    Bruce

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBSebens View Post
    When are you going to drag that thing up to the Salish Sea?
    After I retire, I'm afraid Ben. Much as I keep dreaming of R2AKs and Salish 100s, there's just no time between job and looking after aging relatives. Oy vey...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hnsbrc View Post
    Splashing this very soon with just the gunnels and seats left to paint and contemplating a break in trip from here at Frontenac on Lake Pepin of the Mississippi River in Minnesota to Winona. All beautiful bluff country with myriads of interesting backwaters.
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    Chase Small Craft Drake 17 Rowboat


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    Lake Pepin at Frontenac, my dock barely visible in the bay lower right and Lake City in the distance.


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    Mississippi River near Winona, about 60 miles downstream.

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    Bruce,

    what about the Lake Pepin Messabout? I think that's usually the first half of June--I've always had a good time when I go there. School year won't end soon enough this year, so I won't make it myself, but you should check it out if you haven't already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hnsbrc View Post
    They all look nice Tom, I've been having fun guessing where but you should put some names on them.

    Bruce
    Yep, I was wondering if anyone could guess. This one is the Bustard Islands in Georgian Bay:

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    And this is the East Arm of Great Slave Lake:

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    Lake of the Woods, Ontario:

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    The Pukaskwa, eastern shore of Lake Superior:

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    And this one is Worjab Island in Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands. (Good guess, John B! This is the island I swim to pretty much 3-4 times a week). Looking more and more like a non-starter for this summer, though.

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    It wasn't a guess, Tom, somewhere you mentioned it but I couldn't remember exactly which M it was.
    Sounds like brave swimming to me. .. no tigers then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WI-Tom View Post
    Bruce,

    what about the Lake Pepin Messabout? I think that's usually the first half of June--I've always had a good time when I go there. School year won't end soon enough this year, so I won't make it myself, but you should check it out if you haven't already.

    Tom
    Thanks Tom, it's the first weekend in June and I'm hoping to show up but have agreed to become un-retired for a week and will be busy working until noon Saturday. The water levels are still very high and right now rising again so I'm not sure what Hok Si La Park and campground is like at current conditions. Hopefully it will be OK.

    Bruce

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    Lots of of time on Flathead Lake this year but journeying west for the Pocket Yacht Palooza and Crooza. Excited for my first time in salt water and a chance to view other boats designed sorta like mine.
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    10 Days in July, Casco and Penobscot Bays. 10 Days in August, Cape Cod Bay.
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    I will join the TSCA Gunkhole trip on the Sacramento Delta the first week of June.

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    Hopefully I will have time for a weekend on Monterey Bay later this summer

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    In September I will spend a few days sailing in the Northwest before the Port Townsend WBF

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    The Festival itself always is a lot of fun

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    Later in the Fall I will join the TSCA on Tomales Bay for a weekend

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    The Salish 100! Getting excited for our first dip into saltwater after weeks of preperation over a long, long winter.

    Otherwise, the usual beautiful Montana Lakes:

    As much time as possible on Flathead
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    Fill in the gaps on Canyon Ferry
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    And maybe a little bit of Georgetown
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    Thorne - Tomales Bay looks like an interesting sailing ground. Are there camping spots as beautiful as Marshall Beach throughout the bay? I imagine you've sailed across to Hog Island Oyster a time or two.
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    Mess aroud on the Swedish coast

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    My summer plans include the Salish 100. The boat has a dock spot at this year's Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival too. I'm looking forward to that as I haven't been for several years now. There are a few destinations in the Gulf Islands I'd like to see this season: Conover Cove on Wallace Island, the farmer's market on Saltspring Island, Sidney to watch a friend's sister-boat to Quinque get launched, Mayne to visit friends, and a trip to Whaler Bay on Galiano Island to visit the yard and builder of Quinque. We'll see what pans out. I might point the boat north in July and see where the wind takes me - although I could be happy to just bob around in Maple Bay where we keep her!
    A couple weeks ago, leaving Princess Bay, Portland Island way too early in the morning:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim.Montana View Post
    Thorne - Tomales Bay looks like an interesting sailing ground. Are there camping spots as beautiful as Marshall Beach throughout the bay? I imagine you've sailed across to Hog Island Oyster a time or two.
    There are various sandy beaches that mostly kayakers camp on, with Marshall Beach being one of the few "legitimate" camps provided with pit toilets and trash pickup, no water or vehicular access and no overnight car parking within walking range. Marshall Beach is usually reserved over a year in advance, but if you're willing to rough it you can either find space at the south end of the beach (cut off by water at high tide) or at other beaches with no facilities.

    Hog Island itself is now off limits to landing, and is ankle-deep in bird poo anyway. The TSCA event usually features a bag or two of Hog Island oysters cooked over the fire -- yum! But the entire bay is a wonderful area to sail and camp, always taking into account that the prevailing winds often blow down the bay with some serious fetch and whitecaps in the afternoons.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim.Montana View Post
    Tomales Bay looks like an interesting sailing ground. Are there camping spots as beautiful as Marshall Beach throughout the bay? I imagine you've sailed across to Hog Island Oyster a time or two.
    As Thorne writes, Marshall Beach is a perfect campsite for boaters. There is a similar beach just north of Marshall Beach with the unusual name "No Name Beach" that is similar. However, if you are willing to anchor out, much of the western shore of Tomales Bay provides protected sites for overnighting. My favorite is the cove just west of Hog Island. They don't like you to go ashore here; however, the Tule Elk and coyotes come right down to the water for easy viewing. I believe that Hog Island is a bird/seal sanctuary these days.

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    Summer cruising. Hmmmm. Just coming into winter here in South Australia. Assuming, and that's no certainty, that I get all my deck fittings back on, there will be some day sailing. A couple of overnights across our local gulf, and then in March or April when the beautiful Autumn weather comes, a couple of weeks down to Kangaroo Island and over to Spencer's Gulf. Maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Summer cruising. Hmmmm. Just coming into winter here in South Australia. Assuming, and that's no certainty, that I get all my deck fittings back on, there will be some day sailing. A couple of overnights across our local gulf, and then in March or April when the beautiful Autumn weather comes, a couple of weeks down to Kangaroo Island and over to Spencer's Gulf. Maybe.

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    Lucky you! For winter sailing around here you need a boat on ice skates. That's its own kind of fun, though--90 km per hour in a $300 boat is hard to beat.

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    North Channel in Drake. As far as I can get NW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hadfield View Post
    North Channel in Drake. As far as I can get NW.
    Are we talking The North West channel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Are we talking The North West channel?

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    You mean the Northwest Passage? Not at all the same thing...

    The North Channel is the Canadian side of Lake Huron, a protected stretch of water about 100 miles from east to west hidden behind a few big islands.

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    As far "downeast" Superior as I can get. Not complete unless I get all the way to Allouez and beyond.
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    Ahhh....the Pukaskwa...
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    You may have just moved the Pukaskwa up my list a few spots...

    Is there any water warm enough for swimming along there? I'm guessing not...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WI-Tom View Post
    You may have just moved the Pukaskwa up my list a few spots...

    Is there any water warm enough for swimming along there? I'm guessing not...

    Tom
    Hi Tom, it depends, that part of the lake has pretty cold water, but on a warm sunny day it's so inviting, you have to go in, which is what I just did in that last photo along the coast trail south of Oiseau Bay. It's usually a short swim, but water in some of the more protected coves can be quite pleasant. It's definitely colder than the North Channel and Georgian Bay, or even other parts of Superior.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WI-Tom View Post
    You mean the Northwest Passage? Not at all the same thing...

    The North Channel is the Canadian side of Lake Huron, a protected stretch of water about 100 miles from east to west hidden behind a few big islands.

    North Channel.jpg

    Tom
    Cheers, showing my ignorance. Yes I meant North West Passage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Cheers, showing my ignorance. Yes I meant North West Passage.

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    What? You don't know obscure points of geography involving a continent thousands of miles away? I'm shocked. Shocked, I say. You could almost qualify as an American!

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