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Intrepid Traveller

I sat in Nanaimo reading sailing books with all their silly jargon while waiting for that perfect weather forecast to cross the Strait of Georgia to the Sunshine Coast. We also waited to pair good weather with a closed Whiskey Golf. Read more

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We whiled away the days peering into tidal pools, looking at the feathery tongues of barnacles and watching hermit crabs carrying their wee shell homes. We strolled white shell beaches and ran the trails alongside playful mink. Read more

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The Contessa 26 is respected among sailors. One Old Salt told us, "You have a great boat. It's up to you not to make her look bad." Read more

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The highest peaks of the Animas mountains in the east are already colouring light pink. As the road dips slightly through an arroyo, there are broad rolling hills to the west. We haven't made many miles today, but it's time to set up camp. Read more

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Creosote bush as far as the eye can see. We are driving out of Animas in the far south-west corner of New Mexico. Only small towns here. Animas active, almost buzzing, things do happen here. Haticha almost deserted, an abandoned church where people Read more

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