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Old 05-26-2016, 04:27 PM   #141
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Thank you Hawg. In the Passes and Tide daylight savings is taken into consideration and I just noticed at the bottom of the page is the direction of flood and ebb.....
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Old 05-26-2016, 05:01 PM   #142
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Hawg-the Rule of Twelfths I know, but how the hell do you crack a beer with a cod jig? That could be lifesaving information.
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Hawg-the Rule of Twelfths I know, but how the hell do you crack a beer with a cod jig? That could be lifesaving information.
Ok, first ya gotta put a cold one 'tween yer knees. Grab 'er neck with yer left hand...what? Hang on...aw geeze, buddy sez this thing has a twist top...sez they all do!
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Hope the falls are still running at Chatterbox, we left there on the 16th and it was fantastic. The early heat caused the snow melt early and I suspect the majority of the falls will dry up middle to end of June.
I've never heard of that. I've been many times, including a couple of times in August and it's always been roaring like crazy. This year I won't be able to make it until September or early October, and I'll go whether the falls are roaring or not, as it's so beautiful there, but I'm curious - did someone tell you that, or, did you read it somewhere?
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I've never heard of that.
I did a double take and decided he was referring to some of the other 50 plus falls up there. If Chatterbox dries up, we are in worse shape than I thought.
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I haven't been up there in 40 years. Last time was during a very nasty week in April repairing Malibu Camp from the ravages of Winter.
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That would take a pretty significant drought to dry up those falls. Last time I was there in early May there was for sure a difference in the flow between morning and late afternoon as the sun had time to melt more snow.
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With a forecast like that, you guys might be there a few days waiting to cross. As you probably learned while researching this trip, the Strait of Georgia has a reputation for producing steep waves with a short duration, and it doesn't take much wind to kick it up. But you are in a good spot as you can go ashore with your binoculars and look out over the straits. I have crossed before at daybreak and also at mid afternoon. Remember too that if the forecast is giving you wave heights at the various weather stations, it will be in meters, not feet. Makes a big difference.
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Yes, I was referring to the 50 some falls in general. We saw a few that were down to a trickle, and the ranger onsite is who said half of them will probably dry up in a month or so from our trip on May 16th. The place is pretty amazing.

The ranger has been concerned about the mold in her cabin, so much so, that for a few years she was sleeping in a tent, and last year a govt. inspector closed the cabin down for living in. She has no idea when the mold remediation team will show up. But for the time being, she commutes via her boat to a ranger station an hour or so away. Pretty hard core for them Canadian Rangers.
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With a forecast like that, you guys might be there a few days waiting to cross. As you probably learned while researching this trip, the Strait of Georgia has a reputation for producing steep waves with a short duration, and it doesn't take much wind to kick it up. But you are in a good spot as you can go ashore with your binoculars and look out over the straits. I have crossed before at daybreak and also at mid afternoon. Remember too that if the forecast is giving you wave heights at the various weather stations, it will be in meters, not feet. Makes a big difference.
Thank You. We are staying put till Saturday morning. It is thunder and lightning right now.....
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Tom:When you decide that the time is right for crossing to Malaspina Strait, you might benefit from seeing the current and trending lighthouse reports from around Georgia Strait. The App that I use gives me the latest reported wind speed and direction, and if you expand it, the trend over the last 12 hrs or so. For example, as I type this, at 8:30 pm PST, Entrance Island last reported 8 knots North, trending stable, Merry Island 5 knots NE, trending up. This doesn't tell you everything, but does add enough information to help make your go-no go decision. The app is free, called SailFlow. Try it, I think you will like it.
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She has no idea when the mold remediation team will show up. But for the time being, she commutes via her boat to a ranger station an hour or so away. Pretty hard core for them Canadian Rangers.
My understanding is that remediation is under way now and Ming is staying at Malibu Lodge in the interim.
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Tom:When you decide that the time is right for crossing to Malaspina Strait, you might benefit from seeing the current and trending lighthouse reports from around Georgia Strait. The App that I use gives me the latest reported wind speed and direction, and if you expand it, the trend over the last 12 hrs or so. For example, as I type this, at 8:30 pm PST, Entrance Island last reported 8 knots North, trending stable, Merry Island 5 knots NE, trending up. This doesn't tell you everything, but does add enough information to help make your go-no go decision. The app is free, called SailFlow. Try it, I think you will like it.
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Nanaimo and Newcastle Island Park

In making it to Nanaimo we saw the second largest city on Vancouver Island. There are high rise buildings and anything you could want in a city. The difference here is the attitude of the folks that live here. They are always friendly and willing to help you if asked. In fact we have found all of Vancouver Island this way. Yesterday with some friends we met in Sidney and on the TF Forum, we wondered down the main drag. Coffee cafés everywhere. The ladies decided to try a French café. They had great pastries and real coffee, not the crap you find at Starbucks. I had a Nanaimo bar with my coffee. It is made of layer of chocolate, cream cheese, chocolate cookie/nut crust with a little coffee.

http://www.nanaimo.ca/EN/main/visitors/NanaimoBars.html

We anchored up just outside of Mark Bay. This is our first time anchoring in the open and not in a river. We have a 77lb Rocna anchor and 550ft of chain rode. As this was our first time the first night was no sleep, but after a few days no worries! The swinging back and forth puts you to sleep.

As we are going to be here for a few days because of high wind weather, we visited Newcastle Island Marine park. This is a wonderful park with great trails and an ice cream shop. in many ways my favorite park so far and better than the San Juans. If you walk the shore line trail you can look out over the Strait of Georgia, which is the next body of water we have to cross. With wind this can be a very nasty crossing and best to stay in port when it is bad. Looks like we will be crossing tomorrow morning for Pender Harbor for the night and then up to Princess Louisa Inlet.

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Tomorrow doesn't look Good

Guess we will be sitting here until Sunday

Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo - South Coast - Environment Canada
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"Waterspout warning in effect" is pretty darn rare around here. So was the thunderstorm last night. You can usually count the thunder storms per year on one hand. Little wind waves on this side and flat on the Comox side, North of Texada. Quite a few boats made the crossing this morning, and a parade of them headed towards the island now.
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Yep we missed the window, by I made a promise that if either one of us don't like the weather, we sit, no argument. I'm now retired, so no schedule.
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Yep we missed the window, by I made a promise that if either one of us don't like the weather, we sit, no argument. I'm now retired, so no schedule.
Very wise.
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20mph today and rain. Maybe tomorrow.
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I'll look at Sailflow a bit later. It's now on so I can play.

We use Predict Wind [about two years] which shows prediction of wind strength and direction by the hour for several days ahead. Of course the further out the less reliable it is as are all of these sites but it does help.
It's a freebie although there is a much more extensive paid version.

I have also been playing with Windyty, since yesterday so no experience yet.

There are are several good sites in addition to Weather Canada.
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