sailing

Looking out along the deck of a sail boat under a sail and out to sea.

Pea Soup

After a morning of pea soup fog, Achiever bursts into dreamlike Fall conditions. Raincoast Conservation heading south to join our teenage friends to inspire the next generation of Salish Sea Emerging Stewards.

A digital map with many scattered blue and red triangles in a channel marking the location of boats.

Exercise Salish Sea

The Gulf Islands were abuzz today as #BCEX17 day one of two were taking place. The exercise is the largest in Canadian Coast Guard history. The Achiever was not invited to participate…

A man with black sunglasses, a brown beard, and red cap and vest smiling onboard a sail boat with a blue sea and sky in the background.

Sailing at Cape Caution

My happy place. Sailing north around Cape Caution aboard Raincoast Conservation research vessel Achiever beautiful sunny skies and a nice westerly made for some good sailing.

The sun cuts through grey clouds to touch the water where a sail boat sits in the distance.

Achiever in the light

Morning light shinning down on Raincoast Conservation research vessel Achiever at anchor. The long summer days mean early starts to catch the light, and the wildlife

A large grizzly bear stands on a grassy outcrop with forest behind him.

Evening estuary visitors

An evening visit into the estuary this beauty was happy the river was between us. Raincoast Conservation research vessel Achiever has been exploring the Great Bear this spring to find these wonderful creatures.

A waterfall tumbles down the centre of a mountain side with a forest of evergreens on either side.

Spring melt

Slicing through the Great Bear aboard Raincoast Conservation research vessel Achiever the spring melt is showing. It has been wonderful to see snow capped peaks this year swelling creeks and rivers of the central coast.

An eagle (in front) and two ravens (behind) dig into some meat on a wooden dock.

Meal time

Waiting for guests at the dock it was feast time for raven and eagle. Raincoast Conservation research vessel Achiever departing on a nine day trip throughout the heart of the Great Bear.

Looking down at the white deck of a sailboat with someone in a broad brimmed hat at the wheel.

Sailing to our youth camps

Sailing the Salish Sea aboard Raincoast Conservation research vessel Achiever. Crew member Andrew at the wheel as we cross the strait over to Vancouver for a second week of youth camps.

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