Report from the Rear:

I’m sure it comes as no surprise that planning the North Cruise this year would be met with many travel and reservation challenges during this ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.  


So therefore, the tentative itinerary (see below) I have put together may look a little different from the original itinerary we discussed due to the marinas limiting or not offering moorage to transient boaters at this time.  But the good news is some of the marina’s are allowing us to make reservations for up to 20 boats.


It is a fluid situation and it will depend largely on when the border opens and what the restrictions and or requirements are, so expect the itinerary to change. Each marina has its own set of rules, capacities and services available during Covid-19.  I have also heard several different plans that may be implemented by the Canadian government, including a 14 day quarantine upon arrival at a marina, to be determined.


I hope to have more current information by next week on traveling through the border to Canada and will provide you with another update as soon as possible.

UPDATED TENTATIVE ITINERARY AS OF 6/15/2020

  • Poets Cove ~ 7/24 -1 night
  • Ganges ~ 7/25 & 26 -2 nights
  • Telegraph Harbor ~ 7/27 -1 night
  • Ladysmith ~ 7/28 & 29 -2 nights
  • Genoa Bay ~ 7/30 & 31 -2 nights
  • Sydney ~  8/1 -1 night

Our Rear Commodore, Dusty Forster, was born and raised in Bellevue, WA.  Two adult children (Alexa & Chase), married 4 years to Michelle.  Family history on Lopez dates back to 1889 when his great grandfather, William and Annie Gallanger, moved to the island.  His grandfather Frank Gallanger and mother Marie Gallanger were both born and raised on Lopez.  He enjoys fishing, crabbing, and shrimping all around the islands with his family and friends..  Currently employed with the Coca-Cola company.

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