Kobenhavn 1914-1928
Danish five-masted training vessel, enroute to the Cape of Good Hope in late December, vanished with sixty souls aboard. Forty-five of her crew were between the ages of fourteen and twenty.

Mayhaps...they went off to Fiddler's Green

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"Wandering's the most addictive drug there is, I think, and every hidden road leads on to a dozen more."
Roland Deschain of Gilead (Gunslinger) - Stephen King

Our Feature Pages

Your Hosts! The Wayward Navigator Innkeepers

Victoria - Our Garden City

Collector's Canteen


Our treasure chests feature exceptional "White Star Line" reproductions, high quality nautical collectibles and souvenirs.
"You might want to leave a little room in your suitcase!"

Just in case you missed them, we are proud to present a taste of time travel. I think you'll enjoy the choice extracts from the following:

White Star Lines Magazine - 1925
Hamburg Amerika on Ladies Fashions - 1913
Mechanic's Magazine - 1857
Nautical Definitions from Hamburg Amerika - 1913

Poems, Prose and Nautical Doggerel

The Seaman
Sir Patrick Spens
The Ships of Yule
Grieving's a Folly
The Art of Imbibing
The Yarn of the Nancy Bell
The Wreck of the Julie Plante
Animal Lore of the Greeks and Romans

Favorite Links

Click Here to Visit the Great Eastern Salvage Co.

Click Here to Visit The Titanic Merchandise Mall

Collector's Canteen

Our home is full of antiques collected over many years. One of our recent purchases is a (very ornate and heavy) brass lighting sconce from the Formal Dining Room of the Royal Alexandra Hotel, circa 1902. This hotel was built in Winnipeg, Manitoba, as part of a chain of grand hotels built by Canadian Pacific across the country.

The old lighting fixture now graces our entry way foyer, where it's welcoming light reflects off marble tiles, a glass table and a beveled mirror. We would like to thank Ernie Streit at Streit Bros Trading Ltd. - Whipple Tree Junction for providing us with this lovely Edwardian piece.

As part of our effort to promote our B&B, we enlisted the help of two exceptionally talented individuals in Victoria to produce a beautiful brochure. Vince Klassen at Vince Klassen Photographic was the professional photographer for the project. You'll find much of this work is also featured on these web pages. Award winning graphics designer Jaki Jefferson of Jaki Graphics was responsible for the brochure design and creation. We said "Just make it beautiful" and did they ever!!

If you would be interested in having a copy of our brochure, please provide Nancy with your name and address by email and she will be happy to send it to you.

Hi!... My name is Barry. I'm proud to be Nancy's partner in "Life" as well as in "The Wayward Navigator". Please let us know what you think of our site, we appreciate any feedback on how we can make it better. Email us at nancy@wayward.com.

When not ashore, I'm at work as a Marine Engineer with the Canadian Coast Guard. My latest ships have been the buoytender/lighthouse supply vessel, CCGS Bartlett, the icebreaker/buoytender Sir Wilfrid Laurier and the Offshore Science Research Vessel John P. Tully

During a recent Arctic Voyage on CCGS Laurier, we were fortunate to have the company of Pamela Coulston for five weeks while the ship transited from the central Arctic, through the Beaufort, Chuckchi and Bering Seas around Alaska, the Aleutian Islands and south to the ship's home port in Victoria, a voyage of more than 6,000 nautical miles. Pamela is an extremely talented freelance writer, jewellery designer, and international development consultant. Her article “of Ice and Men” is by far the best I’ve ever read on the role of the Canadian Coast Guard in the Canadian Artic.

Speaking of Icebreakers - check out some great Icebreaker and Ice/Science related photos and info on Captain David A. Snider's web page - Martech Polar.

Another link that you may find of interest is from a fellow Marine Engineer. Martin Leduc has an exceptional marine engineering site - Martin's Marine Engineering Page

The waves were white, and red the morn, in the noisy hour when I was born;
And the whale it whistled, the porpoise rolled, and the dolphins bared their backs of gold;
And never was heard such an outcry wild.... as welcomed to life the Ocean-Child!

Byran Waller Procter (1787-1874): The Sea

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