Follow The North Star …she attempted to tie herself to a wall in the rolling galley. The thought of leaving Shearwater by sea is too traumatic. If I am jumping ship this is my last chance to do so. Shearwater is located on Denny Island across the water from Bella Bella, a native seaside community […]
In mid-October, Arthur and I were invited to attend the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in ‘First Caribou Hunt Camp’ at kilometre 131 on the Dempster Highway. The Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in (TH) First Nation (from the Dawson area) were eager to share their very established hunt camp with other communities, like Pelly, that are working towards creating our own […]
Ivory Island In the previous adventure; the Audrey Eleanor and crew take a beating while trying to creep undetected past the furies and Mother Nature into Milbanke Sound and through Reid Channel. They manage to escape after 20-foot seas threaten to roll them side over side and dredge them into the ocean floor: It is […]
The Captain looks at me for a moment, “I have to try something that I’ve never done before,” he yells, ‘hang on!” A huge wave slams into the bow; the water is thrown way up and over the flying bridge.
Loose Lines Sink Ships …we streak (literally) towards the dock. Waves crash over us and the dock as we scramble and fall trying to reach the Audrey Eleanor. Grenville Channel, south of Prince Rupert, is deep, dark, long and narrow. Without a north wind, it is well protected. With the north wind a-blowing you are […]