Author Archives: Bruce

Where Is Sidney BC And How Do I Get There?

Where is Sidney, B.C.? Sidney is located on Vancouver Island approximately 45 minutes north of Victoria which is the capital city of B.C.  How do I arrive at Sidney, B.C.? The Victoria International Airport as well as the BC Ferry … Continue reading

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One week Cruise Itinerary from Sidney BC

First day – the quaint settlement of Fulford Harbour on Saltspring Island or anchor at Portland Island. Second day – Bedwell Harbour on South Pender Island.  If you are lucky the Dall Porpoises

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the word phrase that means the conversation is ended and no response is expected

When using the Marine VHF radio, there are specific phrases which are used to insure clear communications. Despite what you may have heard on numerous TV shows, I am remembering “Dragnet” with Sgt. Joe Friday, the phrase “Over and Out” … Continue reading

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Fall Cruising in the Gulf Islands

Last week I had the pleasure of teaching a father and his adult daughter both the Basic and Intermediate Powerboat Standards. The family has chartered a 43′ power catamaran in the British Virgin Islands next month.  Although they have some … Continue reading

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Plastic Pollution in Our Oceans

The June 2011 issue of Pacific Yachting had an article “Trash Talk, How Plastic is Strangling Our Oceans” which is well worth a read if you subscribe to the magazine. Links contained in the article: Ocean Gybe United Nations Environment … Continue reading

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