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Pacific North-West – Sailing South of 49

Welcome aboard sailing vessel Wyntersea as she sails down the Pacific North-West coast, South of the 49th parallel, from Victoria, Canada to San Diego, USA.  On this voyage the viewer will experience sailing into many ports of call; San Francisco Bay, Monterrey, Morro Bay, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego. Journey the twenty miles offshore from Los Angeles to Catalina Island for the annual Buccaneer Days and learn how this island has passed from various landowners including the author of western novels, Zane Grey, and while there enjoy a visit to the Zane Grey Pueblo.

It was once said, in 1835, by Richard Henry Dana, during a voyage that he describes in Two Years Before the Mast, in which he wrote:

“A painter could not have painted so clear a sky.

There was not a speck upon it.

Yet it was blowing great guns from the northwest.

When you can see a cloud to windward,

you feel that there is a place for the wind to come from,

but here,

it seemed to come from nowhere.”

Indeed, it’s a statement that seems to dominate the impression that many modern mariners have of the Pacific northwest and throughout the summer months it may blow a cool, clear gale out of the northwest for a day or two, but it’s just as likely to draw warm, damp southerlies with showers or light and variable zephyrs with dense fog.

Buy ‘Pacific North-West Sailing South of 49

“People live for the dream in their hearts.

And I have yet to know anyone who has not some secret dream,

some hope, however dim, some storied wall to look at in the dusk,

some painted window leading to the soul.” Zane Grey

Golden Gate

San Francisco – Golden Gate Bridge

San Franciso’s site of 1915 World’s Fair

San Franciso’s site of 1915 World’s Fair


San Francisco Bay – Alcatraz

Santa Barbara Old Mission

Santa Barbara – Old Mission

Catalina Isle


Catalina Isle

Catalina Island – Two Harbours

Mission Bay San Diego

San Diego – Mission Bay

Morro Bay sunset

Morro Bay