Boatbuilding Blog

May 29, 2013

Enjoying the “Sunshine”Coast

Filed under: Longer Trips — tomlarkin @ 4:06 am

It’s been raining nonstop for the past couple of days. I headed out of Gibsons to go north this morning, but a south wind against a fast north current made for steep 2 and 3 foot waves that threw the boat around and knocked stuff out of the storage bins. That, plus they hid the myriad large deadheads, and I decided to go back to protected water until the tide changes at 3 PM. Anchored out, rowed to shore, and walked to town for chili and beer.

A few more Vancouver pictures.

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We tied up at the Granville Island public dock for a long troubleshooting session to see why the house battery couldn’t hold a charge. Finall, we decided it was just dead, so I bought a new one the next morning.

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Pulling out the dead battery. I borrowed the hand truck from Fisherman’s Wharf.

Plumper Cove, where I spent the night anchored out. A couple weekends of work and she’ll be fine!


Gibsons was the site of a very popular Canadian TV show that ran through the 70’s to the mid-80’s. This was a set on the show, and became a real restaurant after the show was cancelled. The show was about a tugboat guy who salvaged loose logs. The little tug from the show is on blocks in the town.


My aborted trip this morning. I’ll be trying again in a few minutes.



  1. What was Gibson’s like? We want to visit that whole Sunshine Coast!

    Comment by Barry R — May 29, 2013 @ 12:06 pm

  2. It’s fun to follow you from afar with the Spot tracker 🙂
    You’re in mighty nice territory, far from roads and civilization.
    The entry to Princess Louisa inlet looks like a nice place, but tough to pass through; narrow and tidal.
    Right now you seem to be tied up to the dock at Chatterbox falls — very nice! Hope the rain stops so you can see those falls, and the tallest around behind them.

    Comment by ross — May 31, 2013 @ 11:05 am

  3. Thanks, keep posting!

    Comment by olsond6 — June 3, 2013 @ 6:22 pm

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