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The Haul Out

It’s time to close this years chapter on cruising. We have had an amazing year and are sorry to see it end. After much deliberation, we have decide to leave Idyll Time in Sidney, B.C. over the winter. She will stay out of water in Van Isle Marina’s Yacht Park. It is always an anxious […]

San Juan Islands

Crossing Boundary Pass, we say goodbye to Canada’s Gulf Islands and enter US waters. We call Customs for our clearance back into the U.S.A. With our NEXUS card this is incredibly easy. In order to get this card, we underwent a background check and a face to face interview with both Canada and U.S. Customs […]

Galiano Island

Montague Harbor: Our trip across the Strait of Georgia was smooth and uneventful (always a good thing). We made an overnight stop in Nanaimo to drop off the two parrots at a pet sitter. We are heading to the U.S. for a Krogen Rendezvous in a few days and our government makes it very difficult […]

Desolation Sound Part Three

Toba to Prideaux Haven: We are up early this morning for some fishing before pushing away from Toba Wilderness Resort. Within thirty minutes we have one nice salmon in the box and another one on the hook. The second one is small so we let him go. Hauling our prawn trap we find 20 nice […]

Desolation Sound Part two

Drew Harbor to Von Donop: We are heading back to Desolation Sound today for another week of exploring. Traveling up Sutil Channel we are soon rewarded with stunning views. When we were here last month the smoke from the Forrest fires had obscured our view of these high mountain peaks. We are a little nervous […]

Port McNeil

Sullivan Bay to Port McNeil: Saying goodby to Sullivan Bay, we took advantage of a good weather window to cross Queen Charlotte Strait. We were just entering the Strait when my heart about jumped out of my body. As I glanced to the starboard side, I was looking at a large humpback whale no more […]

Nate and Primo

Several folks have asked what the birds do all day long. We thought an explanation about our companionable and ever entertaining pets would give you a better understanding. Nate and Primo are Yellow Naped Amazon Parrots. Their day starts around 7 AM, about the time the Admiral rises. They will have preened themselves completely by […]

Sullivan Bay

Sullivan Bay is our stop for today. When calling in on the VHF to get docking instructions, their last comment is “ Welcome to Sullivan Bay”. What a wonderful comment to hear upon arrival. I have to say we have experienced this welcome throughout Canada. Sullivan Bay is another one of those unique marinas of […]

Broughtons Part Three

Pierre’s to Turnbull Cove: Saying goodby to Pierre’s, we continue our exploration deeper into the Broughton Islands. It is a grey cold day on the water. Puff continues to preform flawlessly and we stay nice and toasty in the pilot house. This was a great addition to Idyll Time. While traveling west around Broughton Island, […]

Broughtons Part Two

Kwatsi Bay to Cullen Harbor: From Kwatsi Bay we continued our exploration of the Broughton Islands spending two nights in Cullen Harbor. We are the only boat in this beautiful anchorage. At the east end of Cullen Bay is a narrow passage leading to Booker Lagoon. A dinghy ride through the rapids to the inner […]