Up British Columbia's Inside Passage

On the inside of Vancouver Island from Orcas Island to Port McNeill
June 9 tp July 5, 2014

Catamount is a 34-foot catamaran with a 17-foot beam. Built by a Canadian company PDQ in 2004 and christened Tumbleweed, it was owned by a Canadian couple who did several round trips on her through the inside waterway from the Great Lakes to Florida, and put her up for sale in Sydney, British Columbia in 2013. Four of us, Steve and Linda Hulley and Tom and Liz, bought her and re-christened her Catamount. Tom was an experienced seaman, who could guide Steve and Linda into the delights and travails of boat ownership. In a small way, Tom could repay Steve for his kindness to him while Steve was chairman of UCSF's Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, as Tom was in his department. Now Steve and Linda live in West Sound on Orcas Island, one of the San Juan group of islands in Puget Sound in Washington state, where Catamount now floats.


During three weeks in June/July, 2014, Tom and I flew up to Orcas, picked up Catamount and traveled up the inside passage between Vancouver Island and the mainland of British Columbia from Puget Sound to Port McNeil (at the top of Vancopuver Island). For ten days, we were joined by Dr. Bob Gould and Dr. Allan Connolly. Click on the black menu above or below for photos (mostly Bob Gould's) about this journey.