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Old 07-23-2016, 10:45 AM   #141
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I was thinking of Porlier Pass but Gabriola would be nice as well.

You can't come all this way and not experience Dodd.
Did you see the guy on the deck in the pink jammies and bunny slippers?
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Old 07-23-2016, 11:07 AM   #142
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Gotcha.

To my surprise, your Spot position is about 10 minutes late.
I am about to pass that marked Rock on the center of the channel.

HW, I think Hardy and Nelson may be further than we want to go today. Smugglers cove sounds enticing.

BTW, it is nice seeing an area I've never seen before. I have been down Stuart Channel, but never in Trincomali Channel. This is beautiful and could ask for nicer water (except maybe a helpful current).
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Old 07-23-2016, 11:16 AM   #143
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I think Hardy and Nelson may be further than we want to go today. Smugglers cove sounds enticing.
Oops, sorry, my brain sometimes reverts to fast boat mode. If you do consider Smuggler, be very attentive to both sides on entry and have a plan B because it could be full-ish. Secret is right around the corner.
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Oops, sorry, my brain sometimes reverts to fast boat mode. If you do consider Smuggler, be very attentive to both sides on entry and have a plan B because it could be full-ish. Secret is right around the corner.
Yeah, that is what I was thinking. If too full for comfort, then look at anchoring somewhere in Secret. BTW, I was really surprised that there were plenty of slip available at Poets Cove last night. We have seen plenty of boats, but so far nothing terribly crowded.

Oh, and yesterday made my wife's' day as we saw a few Orca off of Stewart Island. Her first.
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If you go into Secret Cove, the very quietest anchorage is in the channel that goes off to the southeast, off the RVYC outstation.
If you go into Pender Harbour, Garden Bay is the quietest, and there is lots of room.
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Old 07-23-2016, 11:33 AM   #146
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Yeah, that is what I was thinking. If too full for comfort, then look at anchoring somewhere in Secret. BTW, I was really surprised that there were plenty of slip available at Poets Cove last night. We have seen plenty of boats, but so far nothing terribly crowded.

Oh, and yesterday made my wife's' day as we saw a few Orca off of Stewart Island. Her first.
Don't sweat the lack of boats, you are headed for Desolation Sound .

Orcas...nice, happy for her.
This is their favoured hunting route through the summer.
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Porlier Pass.
Looks like you are headed for Gabriola so see if you can stick your nose into Pirates Cove for future reference.
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Looks like you are headed for Gabriola so see if you can stick your nose into Pirates Cove for future reference.
On the chart it looks like it would be a great anchorage. We will pass it in about 10 minutes.
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Old 07-23-2016, 01:11 PM   #151
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You guys are making me jelly...I am so ready to be boating the PNW...so beautiful there

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I could have timed the currents in Gabriola better....
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I could have timed the currents in Gabriola better....
Just pretend you are still a blow boater they always get it wrong.
Pirates is a cool spot except in summer. Tight entry with a homemade range.
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Dave:

How about a weather report from the centre of Georgia Straight?

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wind: 0
waves: 0
sky:sunny
tide: low slack
no of pleasure boats in view: 10
no of crabs for lunch: 5
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Old 07-23-2016, 03:38 PM   #156
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Nice about the crab Keith. Pretty flat out here. More floating logs than boats. I should have a bit over 1 1/2 hours more to Merry Island.
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Too bad about the lousy weather.
Maybe when you get to desolation sound your lunch prospects will improve.
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BTW, I took advantage of the flat water in Trincomoli Channel to do a sea calibration of the compass. It seems to work as now my compass and the AP heading agree and the AP is a lot more well behaved.
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Old 07-23-2016, 04:15 PM   #159
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Old 07-23-2016, 07:25 PM   #160
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Ended up in Secret Cove. Not terribly happy with my anchor position. Water too deep, rode too short. So far it is holding, but the tide is coming in.

Secret Cove is a nice spot. A bit busy with locals and visitors buzzing around in their runabouts or RIBs respectively, but lovely spot and great weather.
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