Posted by: yachtanomaly | June 20, 2016

June 17th, PM. Cordero Lodge to Douglas Bay

Friday afternoon, beautiful weather continues
The dock manager came out to wave goodby as we shoved off at 2pm. We happened to be next to the tug Thunder IX their and very fishy smelling barge for quite a while; Jon worried about the best position to be in for a favorable current and finally called to get their local take on it.

We quickly traversed the Green Point Rapids and then traveled the Chancellor Channel between the mainland and West Thurlow Island.
We saw hummingbirds, an eagle, a harbour seal and some Canada geese. The snow topped mountains of N. Vancouver Island are visible.




Finally reached the Whirpool Channel and rapids around 4pm. I teased Jon that he was making the fearsome whirlpool up, since there was no sight of anything like it. We did accelerate through the Rapids by 2 kts up to 8.5 kts briefly.


Whirlpool Channel and Rapids

Saw the 4th bald eagle of the day entering Forward Harbour. It was a bit difficult anchoring in the deep Harbour with 3 boats there already and 2 more arriving. Spent the afternoon enjoying the sun on the deck and sketching the show-capped mountains to the east. A cute black cat was playing on the dodger of the nearby sailboat Bella Rosa.

Later an arriving trawler dropped anchor on top of another who yelled that he had a lot of scope out and intended to depart at 4:30 am. He actually left around 7:30am.


Mt. Waddington seen from Douglas Bay, Forward Harbour



  1. Amazing scenery…thank you for sharing Ann…..

  2. Glad you are enjoying it. Very pretty up here, although a bit wet this last week.

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