Wednesday, August 28, 2019

More Boating Adventures in the Northern Strait of Georgia

Fish cleaning station at Discovery Harbour Marina.
This summer we've taken our 2452 Bayliner out on the chuck (ocean) more than usual. In less than two hours can reach exciting destinations. This is one of the reasons we decided to retire in Powell River, BC.

We retired early from our careers in education so we could enjoy experiences like this. I just read an interesting post by Debbie Dabble about early retirement. She has lots of good suggestions if your are planning or beginning yours.

Harbour seals waiting for a free meal in Campbell River.

Back in Campbell River at the Discovery Harbour Marina we watched fishermen clean their salmon and the harbour seals and gulls waiting for a free meal.

Sunset over the Heriot Bay Inn Marina.

At the Heriot Bay Marina we enjoyed a quite dock with wonderful sunsets and tasty dinners on their Inn's Herons Restaurant's outside deck.

Heading home passing Cortes Island in the Northern Strait of Georgia.

After four nights out on the chuck we caught a good weather (light winds) window to head back to our homeport, Powell River's Westview Harbour.

 The way the waves were rolling, it reminded me of the introduction to a 1950s TV show from my youth, Victory at Sea. Well, maybe not quite that big! -- Margy


  1. What a lovely trip with terrific scenery! I am not a fan of huge waves when I'm on a boat, but I convince myself that others have survived before me so I'll be fine!

    Great post on 'My Corner of the World' this week! Thanks for linking up!

    My Corner of the World

  2. Your harbor photos are stunning, Margy. I love hearing about people who live their dreams. Good for you and your husband.

    1. We've really enjoyed our retirement choice. - Margy

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    1. The minute I saw the waves that intro came to mind. My parents must have watched the series. I was three years old in 1952. - Margy

  4. Lovely pictures and surroundings…. one of the beautiful things about this meme is that one gets to see places all over the world wich one probably never will see with ones own eyes

    Have a heartwarming en splendid ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    M e l o d y (team ABC-W)

    1. So true. Thanks for all you help with maintaining the meme for all of to enjoy. - Margy

    2. Thank you for your kind words and entries !

      This will be the last round though.

  5. Great pictures!! Thanks so much for including a link to my post!
    How kind of you to do that! I am now following you o this blog and I added it to my blog roll!!
    I plan on doing a follow up post including some of the comments that I received on that post about retirement....

    1. Glad to include the link. It fit right into what I was saying. - Margy

  6. We too retired early to fulfill our travel dreams and are grateful we were able to do so (and continue to be able to after over 20 years). We enjoy boating but haven’t ventured out to the ocean ....great that you can... I hadn’t heard the term “chuck” before! Fun to know.

  7. Wow, I remember my dad watching Victory at Sea. He served in the Navy.

  8. Isn't it fun to be retired although you work hard and play hard too
    The Elk I pictured are up in Sedro-Woolley and belong to the Indians. Always fun to watch.

  9. Nice shots! The bottom one is my favorite.


Thanks for stopping by. Comments, questions, and suggestions are always welcome. - Margy