I started cruising in 1997 when I purchased my 1976 San Juan 24. For the next few years I enjoyed exploring the Gulf Islands and Desolation Sound. In 1998 I had my first taste of blue water when I helped a friend bring his sailboat from Vancouver, British Columbia to Astoria, Oregon.
From 2005 to 2012 I was fortunate to have lived on Haida Gwaii and in Prince Rupert, BC. During my time in both places I was able to see much of British Columbia's beautiful coastline right from Alaska, US to Port Hardy, BC.
Since owning s/v Moonshine I have spent my time cruising the entire coast of British Columbia. In 2016 I sailed s/v Moonshine along the Inside Passage and then back to Vancouver, BC in 2019.
Cruising the Pacific Northwest is amazing and over the next several years we plan to cruise s/v Northern Dancer V along this entire coastline and may sail away one day and explore rest of the world!