My second attempt (actually my third, but #2 was un-noteworthy due to early becalming and retreat) to circumnavigate Indian and Marrowstone Islands entirely under sail with Sampaguita, my Pacific Seacraft 1985 Flicka 20, was a success. I departed at 1100 hours, raising the jib as I passed by Boat Haven Fuel Dock. With a full WNW wind and a flooding tide, I sailed down Admiralty Inlet under full sail, making great time. Rounding… Read More
Hi, thank you for stopping by. I have an article, “Life in 240 Inches, Living Aboard A Flicka” published in the northwest sailing magazine, 48ºNorth. Special thanks to editor Joe Cline and the Northwest Maritime Center for giving it a go.
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If you are interested in more information about the Pacific Seacraft Flicka 20 sailboat beyond what this blog has to offer, check out the following links. There are some great pictures, specs, reviews, articles, newsletters and more. http://www.flicka20.com Tom Davison and Dennis Pratt have published a newsletter called Flicka Friends since 1995 that provides a plethora of information about Flickas and their travels. http://www.flicka20.com/flicka-newsletters Tom was gracious enough to reproduce my “June on the Hook 2017… Read More
Category: Gear & Maintenance, June on the Hook 2017, Overnight Trips, The Dock Life, Vancouver Island 2018 Tags: 20, anchoring, blue water, bruce bingham, circumnavigation, designer, Fan site, flicka, full keel, john vigor, june 2017, magazine, Newsletter, pacific northwest, Pacific Seacraft, sailboat, sailing, salish sea, Sampaguita, small craft advisor, tom davison
The circumnavigation of Vancouver Island is complete after 39 days and the return to the home port achieved. There are many boat chores to do, and the adjustment of re-entry into the world begins. I am fortunate that the systems worked and maintained well and the experience was positive. The above list reflects the costs incurred during the trip. It does not include preparation, supplies and provisioning costs. Gasoline –… Read More
Visiting Port Townsend and closing the circle on my circumnavigation of Vancouver Island. Hanging at Admiral Ship Supply with a friend and the Lady Washington is on the hard right in front of the store.
Ramsay Hot Springs. I’ve been here before, but it was well worth the return. Plus, it had been almost 2 weeks since my last shower. It was a two night anchorage as I planned a rest day here also. The first night I went in at 9pm and got the place all to myself, which is mostly a lucky break. I got to do a bit of au natural. The second night… Read More
Sampaguita at rest in Dixie Cove Provincial Park in Kyuqout Sound. Lyndon, Tiffany and I braved the Northwest rain-forest and climbed the bluff above the Dixie Cove to catch the view and see if we could receive the weather channel on the VHF radio. We succeeded in the climb, but not in the reception. We managed to get pretty earthy (read as dirty) in the process, but it was worth it. Xanadu… Read More
I spent two nights in Port McNeill waiting out the weather at the Government dock and on a walk I saw an enormous nursery stump in someones yard. It was the largest I had ever seen. When I say nursery stump, I mean that they planted their own flowers in it. I provisioned on some fresh foods and was anxious to get underway. It is a bit of an odd town of… Read More