By Alison Bate

My sister Gill has a 1974 Martin 29 yacht called Pelegrin and typically invites me and one other person on the annual jaunt north from Gabriola island, B.C.  This year, a friend Sandra (pictured) was along for the second year running, along with a promising cooler of goodies.

Our trip embraced a a broken prop shaft, a heatwave, multiple swims off the boat and several whale sightings. It’s featured in the February 2022 issue of Pacific Yachting magazine, available on magazine racks in British Columbia, Canada or by subscription.