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Stories and photos from Powell River, BC.

A Sourdough on the Sunshine Coast: Battling Demons at Shearwater Harbour

Posted by on Jun 11, 2017

A Sourdough on the Sunshine Coast: Battling Demons at Shearwater Harbour

Share this!A curved horizon is visible at Milbanke Sound. Perfectly calm seas curve around rounded rock Islets, the water rolls around the edges like drops of mercury, thickly clinging to the outlines of the rocks, threatening to envelope them in a flash should a wave pass by. I look back at the Captain, we have the opportunity to head for open seas here at Milbanke Sound. New to us is our 33...

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A Sourdough on the Sunshine Coast: Swanson Bay, A Ghost Town

Posted by on May 8, 2017

A Sourdough on the Sunshine Coast: Swanson Bay, A Ghost Town

Share this!Captain Rick Cousins and myself, Dawn Kostelnik are onboard the 33’ C&C sailboat Starduster. This is a maiden voyage on this new to us sailboat. We are travelling the inside passage of the B.C. West Coast from Kitimat to Powell River, B.C. After spending the night in Bishop Bay Hot springs we were reluctant to haul anchor this beautiful still morning. Now we glide through mist,...

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A Sourdough on the Sunshine Coast: All Sails for South on the Starduster

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017

A Sourdough on the Sunshine Coast: All Sails for South on the Starduster

Share this!We have traversed the shallow seawater slew from Minnette Bay in Kitimat, B.C., onboard our 33’ C&C Sailboat, the Starduster. We now find ourselves in the deep green waters of Douglas Channel unable to go any faster than 1800 RPM’s (equates into 4 knots, oh yahoo!) or our boat vibrates so terribly we fear we will rattle into pieces and scatter parts into the cold dark sea. Our...

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A Sourdough on the Sunshine Coast: The Trade

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017

A Sourdough on the Sunshine Coast: The Trade

Share this!We have been offered a 33’ C&C Sailboat as trade for our beloved lady, the Audrey Eleanor. Our 1948, 54’ wooden yacht is wearing us down. For ten years we have drained the bank account attempting to maintain her in the custom she seems to demand. In turn we hoped to preserve her. She is high, high maintenance gal. Forget simply exfoliating her bottom once a year at $1,200 per haul...

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A Sourdough on the Sunshine Coast: A Long Hot Summer

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017

A Sourdough on the Sunshine Coast: A Long Hot Summer

Share this!In the previous story, the Captain and I were able to secure a piece of Paradise in Stillwater by the Sea on the Sunshine Coast of B.C. Stillwater is located 20 km south of Powell River. The property consists of a house, which we have rented out, six R.V. sites complete with tenants(I come to refer to this as the refugee camp), and we have two and one half gorgeous acres of Old...

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A Sourdough on the Sunshine Coast: The Diagnosis

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016

A Sourdough on the Sunshine Coast: The Diagnosis

Share this!Kaitlin, my daughter and I return to Vancouver after a hot and sunny Labour Day weekend spent in Powell River on the Sunshine Coast. Catching the B.C. Ferry at Saltery Bay, the peace and quiet of Powell River falls behind and the rush of reality builds. Driving down the lower Sunshine Coast through Sechelt and past Gibsons, B.C. the traffic grows and the race is on! Lines of cars and...

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