Friday, May 17, 2019


We were out for 1 week exactly.


After 2 years we again take Terratima out of the water and on to the hard for bottom paint, change of zincs, and polishing the hull.

At the Staging Slip for the Travel Lift

Travel Lift About to Hoist Terratima

Travel Lift Placing Terratima in Her 
Assigned Area in the Yard

Another View in the Travel Lift

Terratima on the Hard

Monday, April 15, 2019


Another piece of sailing gear has been added to Terratima.  This is to assist in downwind sailing - a Forespar Whisker Pole. 

Lower End of the New Whisker Pole

Whisker Pole stowed on the Front of the Mast

Saturday, March 30, 2019


Our latest addition to the safety items on board is a Jordon Series Drogue for bad weather.  Here are a few pictures of the drogue as we unpacked it from the box.  It was made by Dave Pelissier of Ace Sailmakers of East Lyme Connecticut.

Drogue Being Unpacked

Beautifully Crafted!!!

Another View of the Drogue

Sunday, March 3, 2019


Make flying to the Island a lot more pleasant.

The Island from Harbour Air Seaplane

North Shore Mountains and Point Grey to the Right

Over to the Island

I have been taking the float plane often of late as we work on a new Master Plan for Camosun College.

BC Ferry Heading to Nanaimo 

Freighter Taking on the River Pilot. 
The Pilot Boat is on The Port Side

View Toward the Island from the Floatplane

Montague Harbour on Galiano Island.  
One of Our Favourite Anchorages

Long Harbour Salt Spring Island Splits the Land Area 
in the Foreground.  Ganges Harbour at the Right of
the Water Way Further Back

Time Flying By

So now it's March 2nd.  We had a good January (although we were really busy).  February however has been test.  For the West Coast, it has been really cold and snowy..

Snow Covering the Aft Deck, Arch, 
Bar-B-Que and Adjacent Dock

Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas ALL

Huge Storm in the Pacific Northwest

We have had a trying day or two with storms here.  Winds in the Strait of Georgia exceeded 55 knots while winds in the marina hit 39 knots.  It did a lot of damage to our West Dock (we are on dock D)

One of 2 Boats Beached

Outer Part of Dock Separated and Ran Aground

Motor Yacht Beached and Flooded at High Tide

Carolyn Surveys the Damage

Dock and Boats on Shore

Dock Before It Totally Separated

White Rock Pier Heavily Damaged

Tuesday, October 2, 2018


The summer has gone by ridiculously quickly. Here we are into the fall and the rains will soon come to the Pacific Northwest.  One of the items on our list of things to fix on board are our mattresses.  They have lasted the last 9 years, but they are spring mattresses and  they are becoming uncomfortable.  We are therefore replacing them in the next couple of weeks.  We have patterned each of them and the new ones are being fabricated by RCB Royal City Bedding in Surrey BC.  They make all kinds of mattresses and seating for yachts. 

Master's Cabin

Master's Cabin

Forward Cabin


Here is the new Racor filter installed to polish the fuel and return it to the tank.  The switch to turn it on and off is to the right and the in-line shut off valve is on the left.

Racor Fuel Polishing System

Wednesday, September 19, 2018


As a result of the bad start to the cruise this summer, we purchased a Racor fuel polishing system.  It has just been released.  Is the least expensive of the systems I have seen, and the simplest.  Pictures to come!

Thursday, July 19, 2018


This year we started by heading to Gabriola Island, but the winds were over 25 knots and right on the nose.  We tried motor sailing in the rough seas, but the engine immediately started to sag.  We were headed for Silva Bay and the entry is not the place to have no engine power in high winds.  We opted instead to turn the boat south and went into a broad reach headed for Active Pass.  We would only attempt it if we got there in time for slack tide.  We did make it, got through and picked up a mooring ball in Montague Harbour.  We were there for 2 nights, then motored over (slowly as we could only get 1200 RPM out of the engine) to Ganges Harbour.  We managed to get the Racor filter changed there and picked up some spares when we got to Sidney.

Under Sail Heading to Active Pass

Deadbeat Hitchhiker

Terratima Docked in Nanaimo Harbour

Yacht "Clan VIII" Coming into Nanaimo
Perini-Navi Built -148 Feet in Length

Carolyn on a Walk on Thetis Island

Pier Adjacent to Ferri Dock - Thetis Island

Thetis Island Ferry Departing

Thetis Island

Sailing on the Strait of Georgia 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Departure Coming Closer

Here are images from last year

Under Way to Comox

Comox Marina

Sailing From Victoria to Sidney

Ogden Point - The Entry Point to Victoria 

In Ladysmith Marina

Sunday, May 27, 2018