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Old 05-10-2010, 21:50   #1
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Hello from Vancouver, BC !

Name's Garrett, and I'm a grad student living in Vancouver, BC. My grandfather taught me to sail dinghies as a kid but I didn't start sailing regularly until moving to Vancouver. For the past 3 years, I've been crewing for a gentleman over in West Van who owns a 50 ft Bermuda rig sloop. We've done mostly day sailing and weekend trips around Vancouver.

This past summer, we took our longest journey ever, sailing from Vancouver up to BC coast to Prince Rupert, then out to the Haida Gwaii islands and back. I kept a blog of the whole trip (well, minus the last few days; been too busy to finish it up! Soon though, haha!).

Sailing with the Talofa Lee - Summer 2010

Please give it a look if you're interested!

Anyways, I joined this board in hopes to further my learning, hopefully leading up to buying my own boat in the next few years.

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Old 05-10-2010, 22:41   #2
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It's beautiful country up here, enjoy it while your still young. It's getting too cold and wet for me anymore.

Stick with the dream and it will come true some day!

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Old 05-10-2010, 23:33   #3
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Welcome to the forum Garrett...nice blog...great pictures....cool boat....thanks.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here. You've got a great place to sail and lots of forum members up there.
kind regards,
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Old 25-10-2010, 13:44   #5
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Welcome!

Welcome from another West Coaster! Enjoy our beautiful waters; there's not much better than Haida Gwai.
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Hi and welcome from an east coaster, well, east coast of Vancouver Island that is
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Welcome aboard and hiya neighbor, I am just south of the border and do most of my sailing in BC waters.
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Welcome, Mordax... great shots in your blog! Took me back to my commercial fishing and log towing days on the BC coast when we called those islands the Queen Charlotte's. I guess the PC crowd have changed the name to conform with the First Nation views. I worked on a couple of middens with Dr Borden who was the Dean of Archeology at UBC back in the 50's and his findings and study led him to a far different view of BC native life than is currently popular. It is unbelievably beautiful country up there that can only be appreciated from the water... still miss it after 50 years! Capt Phil
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Welcome from another West Coaster! Enjoy our beautiful waters; there's not much better than Haida Gwai.
Yes, and the Queen Charlotte Islands are just as spectacular, although not politically correct... but you know what, I suspect I am not in the minority with the PC stuff.
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My charts still say Queen Charlotte Islands and that is all that counts.
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Welcome aboard! from Southern California. Good to have you here. Beautiful pictures (and boat I must say).
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Whether it's Haida Gwaii or the Charlottes, it's still beautiful at the end of the day. Haida Gwaii's name change (or I guess technically reversion) doesn't peeve me as much as the PC name change to the Salish Sea, as from what I understand that area was never referred to as such. But I digress.
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Where the hell is the Salish Sea? I though they were an Indian Band in Northern Washington State. Glad to hear the charts are still corrected so I can read them... I'm lost in the last century, I guess...
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Where the hell is the Salish Sea? I though they were an Indian Band in Northern Washington State. Glad to hear the charts are still corrected so I can read them... I'm lost in the last century, I guess...
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Thanks, Del... I had no idea that this new ID of the area had occurred. It makes sense to have the contiguous waters identified as one. Sailors in the area have long treated it as a 'no border' area where in the past you would find US sailors enjoying anchorages in the Gulf Islands while Canadians dropping the hook in the San Juans'. DHS, Canadian and US Border Patrol are probably a little more strict today than back in the 60's and 70's when we rarely checked in unless we were going ashore to shop or pick up parts. I have difficulty processing the changes that have occurred on the border up there but these are the times we live in... thanks for the informative link and bringing me into the 21st Century... cheers, Capt Phil
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