Anacortes, WA to Port Hardy, BC

Leg 1, May 27-June 6, 2000

Tom Hall & Liz McLoughlin are on board for all the legs

The prow of the Elena,
heading out of the Anacortes Marina.

We know we've reached Canada
when we visit a Canada goose family.

Bedwell Harbour
South Pender Island
Elena at the dock
at Fulford Harbour
on Saltspring Island

With the Lammers on Saltspring Island, at their place & at ours;
John & Polly (not Minnie) guided Liz & her mother
on the Teslin River in 1982

In adjoining slip,
rusting nail heads mimic the name.

Approaching Dodd Narrows (between Vancouver Island & Gabriola Island),
first (12 knots at mid-tide) of five rapids on this leg,
to be transited only at slack water, which we did - natch!

Across the Strait of Georgia,
on Sechelt Penninsula,
a friendly crabber in Madiera Marina
with a name to match.

Pender Harbor, BC
Whether in the pilot house or on the fly bridge, Tom has his charts at the ready.

At a flat calm, in Desolation Sound,
heading for Squirrel Cove.

You say - you can't see anything?
Neither could we.
Encountering dense fog in Forward Harbour
by Hardwicke Island.

We met a native fisherman
smoking some salmon
for Sunday dinner
in Alert Bay, BC
on Cormorant Island.

We also met
a native canoe carver
with a half-finished
40' dugout canoe
in his breezeway
in Alert Bay, BC
on Cormorant Island.

Tom in Port Hardy, BC;
over his right shoulder,
Elena rides
at a government mooring.

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Last updated on 6/6/00