About suddenlysailingdotcom

This blog is a story of an extraordinary skipper named Hershey who is living his life long dream of living aboard a sailboat and has found his way to the West Coast of British Columbia.  The 1st mate, Sideways Sally photographs and writes about our adventures.  The blogs to date have taken place over this past summer on a circumnavigation of Vancouver Island.

We’re a couple of gypsy souls who have faced some challenges to get here.  This winter during boat projects and side jobs we’ll tell you the story of survival and overcoming both medical and personal traumas and why each day we live on borrowed time.

exactly where i wanna be

The skipper got his nickname from a fun day on the water, when after a glass of wine or two he called our guest Chelsea, Shelshey, and she started calling him Hershey.  The name stuck as he is a great brand of “NUTBAR.”


Sideways Sally came aboard one sunny afternoon in 2010 and offered to help measure and mark out some anchor chain.  When Hershey offered her a beer and asked what time she wanted to get to the ferry, she grabbed a couple of beer for both of them and never left the boat.

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