Fine Art

Tenacious Diary: The Artists

By Chaverin McKenzie Lydia
Lydia Chaverin McKenzie and her husband Patrick, on their 50’ sailboat, Tenacious, are sailing north along the Inside Passage in British Columbia. As we sail north along the east coast of Vancouver Island, we planned to visit the U’mista Cultural Center, a First Nation museum with the mission to ensure the survival of all aspects of the cultural heritage of…
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Lifestyle

Tenacious Diary: North to Alaska

By Chaverin McKenzie Lydia
We did it! We made it to Alaska! We started to believe that we could do it when we were approaching Prince Rupert, but with the wind, seas and fog up here, it never feels like it’s a sure thing until it happens. As we crossed into Alaskan waters, we toasted our arrival with Patrick’s spur-of-the-moment international blend of Jack…
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Fashion & Beauty

Tenacious Diary: Whales Before Breakfast

By Chaverin McKenzie Lydia
Though the weather forecast promised seas of less than a meter in the Queen Charlotte Sound, as we passed the aptly named Cape Caution — which marks the line where Vancouver Island no longer provides protection from the Pacific Ocean — the swells grew until they reached over five feet. So much for forecasts. Admittedly, it could have been much…
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Lifestyle

Tenacious Diary #2: The Young Bear

By Chaverin McKenzie Lydia
My husband, Patrick, and I, with our two cats, are aboard our 50-foot cutter-rigged sailboat Tenacious, heading north along the British Columbia coast for the summer. Last week we were in the Broughton Archipelago, a jigsaw puzzle of small islands between the mainland and northern Vancouver Island, with thousands of fascinating places to anchor and explore. (Above, see CBC footage…
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Lifestyle

Tenacious Diary #2: The Young Bear

By Chaverin McKenzie Lydia
My husband, Patrick, and I, with our two cats, are aboard our 50-foot cutter-rigged sailboat Tenacious, heading north along the British Columbia coast for the summer. Last week we were in the Broughton Archipelago, a jigsaw puzzle of small islands between the mainland and northern Vancouver Island, with thousands of fascinating places to anchor and explore. (Above, see CBC footage…
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Lifestyle

Tenacious on Desolation Sound

By Chaverin McKenzie Lydia
The seventh season of our sailing odyssey along the coast of British Columbia has begun. My husband, Patrick, and I can’t seem to stop coming back to these waters; the drama of sea and mountain, sun on snow, ancient cultures and wildlife draws us back to the northwest coast year after year. We’ve had extraordinary weather this June. Typically cold…
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