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Old 08-10-2018, 06:13 PM   #481
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Spy on the hard at the new boat yard on Texada.
Nice...but isn't it supposed to be white hull with blue stripe
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:13 PM   #482
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Killing me! Keep killing this flatlander.
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:16 PM   #483
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Killing me! Keep killing this flatlander.
I have to boat about 75 nautical miles to see spectacular sunsets at the horizon like you have!
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:53 PM   #484
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Old 08-10-2018, 07:12 PM   #485
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Yes Master...forgive me...there must be balance in the world
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:49 PM   #486
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Boy Murray, scenery doesn't get any better than that. I need to get out that way sometime.
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:11 PM   #487
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Boy Murray, scenery doesn't get any better than that. I need to get out that way sometime.
From Hartley Bay on the Inside Passage it's only 25nm to the entrance of Gardner Canal. Hardly anybody goes up there.

Gardner is about 50nm long, and Brim River is about 1/2 way in. The mountains keep getting bigger the further in you go. We're saving the Kitlope River/Lake and Chief Mathews Bay (at the back end) for when we can spend at least three weeks, to do it justice.

Anchoring is "interesting". In scouting where to drop the hook this time we went over a 47' depth marking on the Navionics chart and the depth sounder said 27' at mid tide. There's been about 100 years of debris being washed out of the mountains onto estuary outwash fans since they were charted and have changed shape quite a bit.

This last time we dropped the hook in 75' of water, let out 150' of rode and pulled the anchor 'up slope' to set it, which put the stern in 15' of water at low tide. Me-thinks the angle of the anchor and rode to the bottom was probably close to 4:1 with a flat bottom. This lined up with the southerly winds which are the strongest at this time of year. When we swung out away from the beach the depth was 100 feet.

Winds were such that we didn't feel a need to stern tie this time, but I did sleep at the helm seat to be close to the depth sounder alarm (set for anything deeper that 150') in case we got blown away from the shore, the anchor got plucked out of the slope, and we went for a rock wall bumping ride during the middle of the night

Thankfully, it was calm all night.
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Murray, Iím jealous of not only your beautiful cruising grounds but also your photographers eye.

There are a lot of very beautiful places where it is hard to get an anchor to set. A stern tie can help keep the rode going upslope, but many places it is hard, dangerous, or impossible to get a stern tie in place.
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Murray, I’m jealous of not only your beautiful cruising grounds but also your photographers eye.
Thanks. Nice to know there may be some lingering residual effects from my post secondary fine arts schooling
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Lake Huron, Georgian Bay, Echo Bay Anchorage

Echo Bay is in one of the most desolate areas on the east side of the Lake Huron Georgian Bay. It is tucked away just off the small craft route near Echo Island at the tip of a series of narrow ways amidst the 30,000 rocky islands.

This anchorage is in a small pool at the end of a channel and few boats ever find it and venture in. We made good use of the dinghy to explore, tie up and hike some trails, and generally site see. This picture of Great Laker taken from the dinghy while we were on the Great Loop is one of my favorites.
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