VERY VERY WONDERFUL pics Richard. Next time you feel like posting pics DON'T HESITATE. Just DO IT
The lesser of all your pictures was at the end of hours of taking 7' head seas on the port quarter of our previous boat* ....an Albin 25. I'll always remember Boho Bay** ...fondly.
And thanks for telling us what all the pics were of.
Look at all the boats at Newcastle. It's hard to relate to so many boats from Alaska. Were they all on their own anchors?
*We only had 3 to 4' seas from Nanaimo to Boho, but it was still a relief to get there.* This was our first long trip, the first beyond the San Juans, and the first roughish water we had encountered in the boat.* The boat handled it well enough but we all agreed that flat calm was nicer.**
As for Newcastle, they installed a slew of mooring buoys in the park area this year and have banned any anchoring there, but anchoring is still allowed outside that.* In that photo the boats closest to the docks and then a bunch to the right out of shot are on buoys while the rest are at anchor.* The buoys are marked with maximum size which varied from 9 to 12 meters.* We used the reasonably priced public dock for a couple of nights...listening to a blues festival clearly heard across the water from Nanaimo proper.* Very cool!* Also a great place for the dog.
Aside from a little wind and one night with light drizzle, we had 3 solid weeks of amazing weather (for the PNW).* We timed it just right.* Just as we pulled into the locks at the end of the trip it started raining for the first time.