Peaceful in Prideaux Haven

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Leaving Garden Bay, Pender Harbour, BC

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Arriving in Prideaux Haven, Desolation Sound, BC

Off we went further north to Prideaux Haven, in Desolation Sound, about a 7 hour cruise. I managed much better this time but mostly slept through it, staying inside out of the heat and brightness of the blazing sun ball. The seas were a bit rough but not as bad as the first day.

We rafted up with 6 other vessels in a anchorage named Melanie Cove. I was surprised to find out that there was another kitty on the motor vessel named Saranade tied to our starboard side. Meowee, a new furiend! A big 4 year old orange tabby named Lucy. However it was not to be. She was trained really early to never go out on deck, so she doesn’t. So I tried to go on her boat to see her, but got chased out by her humans. Apparently Lucy doesn’t play well with others and they were afraid she might hurt me. Once I snuck on board to try again and saw her through one of the port hole windows, and I guess they were right, she did look mean and wasn’t happy to see me.

While the humans enjoy swimming and socializing at the stern,  I enjoy some peaceful moments on the bow. We will be here for a couple of days. In the summer the water temperature is in the 70’s F. There are a couple of geocaches around, and lots of nooks and crannies to explore by kayak. And dare I say an abundance of fish and prawns? Hoping the sea gods fill our traps and hooks with a feast fit for a deserving Purrsea cat!IMG_2877

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Double Takes

Photography 101 Day 19 Today, you and your camera are seeing double. Double can be interpreted in many ways. Your twin sisters. Your neighbor’s two poodles. Your vision during a dizzy spell. Your doppelgänger.


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Two of My Boat Furiends: Shylo and Shyan (Mother & Daughter Border Collies)

It’s not too often we see Shylo and Shyan sitting still. Being border collies, they are usually quite active and the docks are usually quite crowded with humans and other furiends. This moment in time, mom caught them on camera and they became part of our squadron’s 2014 Pets & Wildlife calender.

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Two Inukshuks, Roscoe Bay, Cortes Island, BC

When the humans first visited Desolation Sound back in 2005, a couple of years before they joined PMPSS, they ventured into Roscoe Bay on Cortes Island for a couple of nights. On the way out, mom glanced to shore and saw these two Inukshuks perched on a large boulder… in the middle of nowhere it seemed! Rushing to find and then position her camera, she managed to use the zoom feature to take a quick snap before they had rounded the corner out of the bay.

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Two Baha Lights On Our Dinghy “Jester”

The humans really like the Baha style lights on the roll bar of the dinghy they call Jester. None of the other squadron members have them, and it makes Jester look really sporty. One early evening the humans went gunkholing in Squirrel Cove (also on Cortes Island) and entered a mysterious looking lagoon. The entrance to that was really quite shallow and they even scraped bottom a little going through. Now this was what the silly humans found out later were called “reversing rapids” where the water always rushes into the lagoon on the high tide, so trying to leave the lagoon against the rapids at that time proves very difficult, which it was, and as the evening darkened into night, the humans were really glad to have those lights!

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Two of Me-ow

Just a meowror mirror image of myself…there’s a play on word poem in there somewhere!

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Strait Up Black & White Seascapes

Photography 101 Day 15 It’s a big world out there! Show us what you see in a landscape. We’ve spent time practicing our establishing shots, capturing street scenes, and observing the natural world. Today, let’s walk in the footsteps of masters like Ansel Adams and focus on landscape photography.


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Bedwell Bay, Indian Arm, BC

Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was an American photographer and environmentalist. His black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, have been widely reproduced on calendars, posters, and books.

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Some pawsome seascape views of the Pacific West Coast. The coastal mountains and majestic fjords of the Pacific West Coast can reach up to 7,000 feet from sea level, creating some very layered and stunning backgrounds. While I consider these serene shots to be in direct contrast to the hard and dramatic scenes typically captured by Ansel Adams, hopefully they still follow the “straight photography” style that he pursued.

SPOILER ALERT!…Today furiends, the second photo was taken my human dad…meowee! He likes taking pictures too, and his Bedwell Bay, Indian Arm, BC photo (the colour version) will be featured in our PMPSS 2015 Seascapes calendar that my human mom published with the help of the membership who supplied their photos.

Happy Caturday!

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Treated in Tenedo’s Bay

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Meow my furiends. It’s been hot hot hot. We spent the last 3 days rafted up in beautiful Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park with it’s more than 60 km of shoreline, several islands, numerous small bays and snug coves. The warm waters of the park are ideal for swimming and scuba diving and the forested upland offers a shady refuge of trails, small lakes, and designated campsites. This park can be split up into three major destination anchorages: Prideaux Haven, Tenedo’s Bay and Grace Harbour. Continue reading