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  • TR OT: Princess Louisa Inlet (1)

    I guess, I might have the honor of posting the first trip report, although OT, so here I go, but could you please remove the limit of 4 pictures per post??



    There is a special place hidden in the Costal Mountains of British Columbia, that can be reached only by boat or seaplane, it is Princess Louisa Inlet.


    We started at Nanaimo and here we are crossing the Strait of Georgia on our first day, heading for Smuggler Cove.



    GF and myself getting used to “Desiderata” an aging Catalina 36, and to the -20 Deg magnetic declination.



    Sunset at Smuggler Cove at the end of day one with Texada, Lasqueti and Vancouver Islands as background.



    Anchoring in tidal waters “stern to” requires some adjustment, but everything went pretty smoothly at the end.
    Last edited by lone telemarker; 29 August 2013, 01:20 AM.
    An Italian dweller of the Low Countries, who tries hard to ski the world in spite of his present location.

  • #2
    At the end of day two after landing at Egmont, we hiked to the Skookumchuck Narrows to see the impressive the tidal rapids and the not less impressive kayaker riding them.



    A unexpected encounter on our way to the rapids in the woods near Egmont.



    Another beautiful sunset at the restaurant near Egmont Marina.



    An early start on day three to arrive at slack water at Malibu Rapids, delivers this amazing view of Mt Churchill, while we were sailing Jervis Inlet almost to its end.
    Ain't no turn like tele!

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    • #3
      Crossing Malibu Rapids at slack water into Princess Louisa Inlet, the primary goal of our sailing trip is in sight!



      ..end here we are. The Desiderata moored at the end of Princess Louisa Inlet near the Chatterbox falls.



      Seaplane, another popular way to get there. There is also the option of hiking 4/5 days from Squamish valley, but it is not as popular..... I guess.



      To keep up our mountaineering/hiking reputation we went for a 850 mt vertical hike to Trappers Cabin and beyond.
      Ain't no turn like tele!

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      • #4
        ...and it worths the effort i.e. spectacular views of the inlet Malibu Rapids and Mcdonald island included.



        After the hike we spent the next night at the mooring buoys of Mcdonald Island, in order to closer to the Malibu Rapids and ready to pass at slack water early the next morning.



        Passed the rapids into Jervis Inlet the awesome view of Mt Albert.



        Here we go, beating the wind toward the exit of Jervis Inlet heading for Musket Island.
        Ain't no turn like tele!

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        • #5
          Swinging, no stern to this time, at the anchor at Musket Island.



          Next day, following the Malaspina Strait, Texada on the right the mainland on the left, directed to Jedediah Island.



          A northwesterly light wind allowed some sailing fun beating up Sabine Channel between Jedediah and Texada Islands.



          Landing at Deep Bay of Jedediah Island, while the Desiderata is anchored stern to. No adjustments needed this time.
          Ain't no turn like tele!

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          • #6
            Exploring Jedediah, the bay in the background gets completely dry at low tide.



            Next day heading back to Nanaimo on the Strait of Georgia again.



            The Desiderata at the anchor at Nanaimo Harbor. This aging Catalina 36 has served us well during the entire duration of the trip.



            The last sunset at sea....
            Ain't no turn like tele!

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            • #7
              ...meanwhile the crew: myself, Willeke (GF), Ulla & Werner is celebrating at the Dighy Dock Pub ........cheers!!
              Ain't no turn like tele!

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              • #8
                love it! looks like such a special place. and what a way to experience it!
                good snow comes in many different types and consistencies. STICK YER FEET IN IT!!!

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                • #9
                  Nice TR, Mario...and a very well executed vacation.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Baaahb View Post
                    Nice TR, Mario...and a very well executed vacation.
                    Grazie Roberto,
                    An Italian dweller of the Low Countries, who tries hard to ski the world in spite of his present location.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by lone telemarker View Post
                      Grazie Roberto,
                      Awesome photos Mario that was quite a trip It was great to meet up with you and Willeke the other evening. Just a further reminder Mount Cain telefest is in February 2014

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                      • #12
                        Nick, it was a great pleasure for us too, to meet the "Vancouver Tele Crew". Mount Cain and BC in general are at the top of our ski agenda for the next season, I am pretty sure it is going to happen!!
                        An Italian dweller of the Low Countries, who tries hard to ski the world in spite of his present location.

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                        • #13
                          Sweet. The kind of OT I can appreciate.
                          Seize the Dog!

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                          • #14
                            Nice TR. I shared it with the wife, she just noticed that Princess Louisa is "near" where we are possibly relocating

                            Two weeks until we interview, getting excited!!

                            So, do you live on the Island or the mainland?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Nurse Ben View Post
                              Nice TR. I shared it with the wife, she just noticed that Princess Louisa is "near" where we are possibly relocating

                              Two weeks until we interview, getting excited!!

                              So, do you live on the Island or the mainland?
                              I live on the mainland i.e. continental Europe
                              An Italian dweller of the Low Countries, who tries hard to ski the world in spite of his present location.

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