Heads Up!

This is a head’s up that i have another one of Neil’s Trips coming up.  And coming up very soon.

on this coming Wednesday, June 20th, i will start an 11 day journey that should be interesting.

my plan is to depart from my houseboat in Seattle on my 17 foot Boston Whaler with a desire to reach and explore the West Coast of Vancouver Island.

this trip will be interesting for a few reasons.  one, i will be doing this alone.  two, i will be doing it in a small, totally open, exposed boat.  three, this section of the Pacific Ocean can be challenging.  for example, i will pass an area known as the “Graveyard of the Pacific” because of the number of shipwrecks there.  four, i will be on the same path where 11 years ago my kids, nephew and I survived being swept away by a rogue wave, albeit this time I will be on the water instead of on land.

i hope to be able to post during the trip.  i hope that you will enjoy the occasional postings.

stay tuned.


8 thoughts on “Heads Up!”

  1. Best of luck on your upcoming adventure. I look forward to reading your future posts.

  2. Hi Neil:

    Park and I are leaving our slip in Anacortes on June 20 to circumnavigate Vancouver Island (counter clockwise) on “Akeeva”. She is a 50’ Nordhavn (blue hull). Do you have AIS on your Boston Whaler? We will watch for you. Safe travels.


    1. carol,

      great to hear from you! i plan to do what you are doing (counterclockwise) next summer. this summer is just an exploration of the west coast prior to the full circumnavigation. how long do you plan to take?


  3. We look forward to your blog!
    Stay safe, I know you will.
    “Living on the “EDGE” again.” ??✅

  4. Sounds like quite an adventure. Remember Neil, SAFETY FIRST!
    We will look forward to your blogs?

  5. Keep safe on your great adventure. Keep us posted and let us know when you get through the gravy yard area safely.

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