Posts Tagged ‘Boating’

Captain Robin Walbridge on the HMS Bounty

HMS Bounty Capt. Robin Walbridge

The HMS Bounty sank off the coast of North Carolina due to high seas brought on by Hurricane Sandy at the end of October. With the unfortunate loss of a crew member, Claudene Christian and Captain Robin Walbridge, these incidents remind you how powerful the ocean’s forces can be. I was fortunate to spend some […]


Photos of HMS Bounty

HMS Bounty, Tall Ships Victoria 2008, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

I was fortunate to spend some time on the HMS Bounty a few years back courtesy of captain Robin Walbridge. What an experience! So sad to hear about the loss of the ship and especially the death of Claudene Christian and the unknown fate of captain Walbridge.


New aerial photos of Vancouver Island

Boating in the Gulf Islands

I spent some time yesterday doing aerial photography over Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands. While the weather wasn’t perfect I did manage to get some interesting photos. This was my first chance to use my D800 for aerial photography and coupled with the Nikon 70-200 VRII that I just purchased was great for […]


Pop art fishing boat

Pop art fishing boat, Vancouver Island

I came across this wildly painted fishing boat and had to have a photograph. Whether the fish are attracted to it I don’t know but it certainly stands out in a crowd.


Ocean Destiny

Ocean Destiny plowing through the Gulf Islands

Boating season seems to have finally arrived! I’m sure these large fishing boats don’t worry about the bad weather but for the ones of us in smaller boats it’s an issue.


Westcoast Work Boat Association

A couple old fishing boats at the Westcoast Work Boat Association rendezvous

The Westcoast Work Boat Association holds their spring rendezvous in Cowichan Bay on Vancouver Island. A wonderful assortment of boats turn up from both local waters as well as Washington state. Many of the work boats are retired fishing boats that have been converted into pleasure craft while others are modern boats designed with the […]


Boat signs on Wallace Island

Boating nameplates on Wallace Island, British Columbia

A wonderful tradition on Wallace Island is leaving behind funky boat name signs at an old building in Conover Cove. Many of these signs are quite creative with fun carvings added to the boats name. Boaters update their signs on each new visit so a wonderful log has now been left chronicling the past ten […]


Alcyone, Port Townsend, Washington

Topmast schooner Alcyone under sail, Port Townsend

Launched in 1956, Shipwright Frank Prothero built Alcyone over a period of 6 years. She’s a 81′ gaff-rigged topmast schooner setting eleven sails: mainsail, foresail, staysail, jib, flying jib, main and fore gaff topsails, fisherman, fore course, raffee and stunsail. These can be raised in different combinations to suit various wind conditions.


Willamette River, Oregon

Boating on the Willamette River, Oregon

Another photo of the Willamette River from Oregon City, Oregon. We are heading south today, likely to Grants Pass or some other wonderfully mountainous area. The photo a day images will start changing radically as the real journey begins. Stay tuned.


Boating to Wallace Island, British Columbia

The dock at Conover Cove, Wallace Island.

Now since our old boat is back in the water I decided to meet up with friends at one of my favourite local destinations, Wallace Island. This really must be one of the prettiest of the Gulf Islands and except for one small parcel of land the entire island is now park. While Wallace Island […]


The public wharf at Maple Bay, Vancouver Island

he public wharf at Maple Bay, Vancouver Island

Maple Bay is a picturesque seaside community located at the half way point of Sansum Narrows between Vancouver Island and Salt Spring Island. We are fortunate to have many public docks in the area providing moorage for the areas fishing fleet as well as recreational boaters. While further down the bay at Birds Eye Cove […]


Float Homes at Genoa Bay

Funky Float Homes, Genoa Bay, Vancouver Island

Genoa Bay on southern Vancouver Island must be one of the most picturesque boating destinations in the Cowichan area offering good moorage, a marina and excellent food at the Genoa Bay Cafe. Equally as picturesque is the gorgeous 5km drive through farmland to access the bay from Maple Bay if coming by land. Genoa Bay […]


Pacific Yachting – December Cover

Pacific Yachting - December 2010

Pacific Yachting, one of the more popular boating magazines here in the Pacific Northwest, used one of my photographs for their December cover. I think they did a great job of integrating the masthead and text with the image. Looks very inviting!


Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival Sights

Theater for the kids at the North Star Stage, 33rd Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, 2009

While the emphasis is on wooden boats at the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival there is plenty else going on to keep everyone entertained. After all, living wooden boatsĀ 24 hours a day is likely not a very healthy affliction although I expect many in attendance do just that. I, for one, like to get out […]


Wallace Island Marine Provincial Park

Rendezvous with Friends, Wallace Island, British Columbia, Canada

A true gem in the British Columbia Provincial Marine Park system, Wallace Island is conveniently located close to many ports in the southern Vancouver Island area. Numerous beaches, coves and inlets provide prime anchorage and kayaking opportunities while hiking trails run the length of the island. This is all mixed in with a fascinating history. […]


Victoria Tall Ships 2008 gallery

Victoria Tall Ship Festival 2008

I finally have a gallery online of photographs from the Victoria Tall Ships Festival. What a weekend! The main gallery is located at Victoria Tall Ships. Expect many changes to the sub galleries in the next few weeks as I properly caption the images and add relevant keywording. Thanks to all the great folks that […]


Workboats and sunny days in Cowichan Bay

West Coast Workboat Association

]It’s hard to know where to start. In the next few weeks I’m hoping to put about 2,000 images online. While all these images are already processed this is still a daunting task for the lack of spare time. I recently spent the weekend in Cowichan Bay at the West Coast Workboat Association’s spring rendezvous. […]