Monthly Archives: June 2014

My Crab Traps are Safe, The Navy is Here

Put the traps down in Buccaneer Bay this afternoon.  Always a little nervous. Never know if there are poachers out there.   My fears were relieved when the Navy responded to my request and delivered four Orca Class cruisers to the Bay for “trap surveillance”.

Cougar and Moose, Orca Class
Cougar and Moose, Orca Class

OK. Probably not there for my traps.  It was kind of cool to see four of these 108 ft surveillance and training cruisers raft up for the evening. Hmm.  Maybe a party.  62 “Moose” is the newest of these cruisers commissioned in 2008. Rafting up along side 61 “Cougar” and soon to be joined by 55″Orca” and 58 “Renard”.


Summer Planner 2014

Hope to see you on the Sunshine Coast.

There’s a ton of stuff happening…


June 6 – 8, 2014 Pender Harbour Blues Festival

June 20 – 22, 2014 Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival

July 2 – 3, 2014 BC Bike Race (Earls Cove to Langdale)

July 12 – 13, 2014 Halfmoon Bay Country Fair

July 18 – 20, 2014 HWY 101 Music Festival

July 26 – 27, 2014 Gibsons Sea Calvacade

August 8 – 10, 2014 Sleepy Hollow Rod Run and Show N’ Shine

August 14 – 17, 2014 Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival

August 14 – 17, 2014 Festival of the Written Arts

August 15 – 17, 2014 Eleven Equal Artists – The Power of Paint

August 16 – 17, 2014 Hackett Park Arts and Crafts Festival

August 22 – 24, 2014 Synchronicity, Coast Culture Fest

September 19 – 21, 2014 Pender Harbour Jazz Festival


Malibu Rapids

Malibu is situated at the mouth of  Princess Louisa Inlet. To get there we left the dock in Secret Cove and cruised for just over an hour through the Agamemnon to Egmont for gas and a coffee at the Back Eddy Dock.

Past Egmont we travel for about 2 hours up the Royal Reaches to Malibu Rapids. The scenery along the way is stunning – the granite soars vertically from the edge of the channel to mountain tops up to 8000 feet.

In all of this the Malibu Rapids, the location of Malibu Young Life (Camp) is a place of special beauty.  Princess Louisa Inlet pours in and out of Queens Reach on every tide. So much water flows through here that the currents easily exceed the cursing speed of many of the boats who can only transit the rapids during a slack tide.

The narrow strip of land that separates the Inlet from the Reach, and creates the rapids is a remarkable piece of real estate.  Young Life owns the property and during the summer months operates a summer camp for young people.  You’ve probably never been to summer camp like this one.  Some pics follow.

For more on Princess Louisa check out the blog from last years cruise to the same area.

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