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  • ‘Sea Fever’ print available for sale-   Victoria, B.C. Canada – 2018 A number of years ago, MaryLou created this beautiful piece of artwork, a hand lettered piece featuring the poem Sea Fever by John Masefield. Through her communications work, she’d met the accomplished Canadian marine artist Harry Heine (father to Victoria artist Mark Heine), who saw the work in progress and graciously […]
  • Latest Swiftsure Update- May 28, 2017  Royal Victoria Yacht Club At 15:00 I called our second crew meeting and asked our navigators Paul and Nicola to evaluate the wind and current situation based on the models on hand. We had the tide against us at 3 – 6 knots for the next 5 hours and no wind in the […]
  • Swiftsure Lightship Classic- May 18,2017                             Check out this article and short interview with Oak Bay News about how sweet it is to sail back down the Straits of Juan de Fuca after so many years. No rest for the wicked. Now that I’m back, […]
  • Arrived in Victoria- May 7, 2017 @03:30 Glenn arrived safe and sound at 3:30 this morning. He had an epic transit of the Straits of Juan de Fuca in about 12 hours and at times sailing over 9 knots. He’s glad to be home with loved ones in this beautiful place.  
  • The Home Stretch- May 6 @ 20:45 I’m having an amazing run down the Straits. Visibility is great and not too much traffic. An incredible sail to finish off a great passage. The sun is low in the sky and the moon is up. Both shores are extremely beautiful in this early evening light. I’m very tired but […]
  • Land Ho!- Saturday, May 6, 2017 @ o9:40 I am about 35 miles off the coast and I’m not alone. Just past the “Dora Mae” an old west coast troller. I spoke, I should say shouted, “Good Morning” to the two fellows baiting a long line out the stern to the flock of waiting sooty Albatross, must […]
  • MacGyver is at it again- May 5, 2017 I believe I have jury rigged a support for the engine. I’ve managed to lift the one corner that has the broken engine bracket sufficiently to allow me to run the engine in gear for short periods of time. That will definitely come in handy as I transit the shipping lane don […]
  • Signs that land is not far off- May 5, 2017 08:20 am Position: Lat 46 31 Long 128 11  Temp 53 F The sun is up, albeit behind some very billowy clouds. The seas are still mountainous and the wind blowing hard. Good for making volts, not so good for standing up. My bunk is by far the most comfortable and warmest place […]
  • Slogging it out in big seas- May 5, 2017 0:6:30 Position: 46.33 N, 128.59 W Still slogging it out in some big seas with a good course and lots of wind. I got a few hours sleep and once I go on deck and adjust our course, I am back to my bunk. At night, in the dark, my mind dreams […]
  • Hanging On- May 4, 2017 0:100 Position: 46.14 N, 129.09 W With the horrific motion and noise onboard, sleep is illusive. I’ve been on deck twice to alter course and the seascape under the moonlight is awe inspiring. The waves marching at us are mountainous. Occasionally, one climbs aboard and completely covers us in white water which […]