Posted by: yachtanomaly | June 28, 2016

June 25th, Sullivan Bay to Port McNeill

A disappointing soggy day; it was supposed to clear up 2 days ago. Departed Soggy Sullivan Bay at 8:45, 15 minutes before the store opens. Jon put up the sails hoping to dry them but the rain continued. We traversed Wet Wells Passage between Dickson Island and the mainland with a strong current increasing our SOG to 9 kts. We actually got to shut the motor off and sail.

Started crossing Queen Charlotte Strait around 9:48, sailing through logs at every rip in the water. We are surprised to see so much wood debris in the strait. Max at Kwatsi Bay had explained that you need to have a wood salvage license to remove logs from the water. Frankly I think the BC government should be begging boaters to remove logs, not the other way ’round.

The wind died approaching Vancouver Island so Jon restarted the engine around Pulteney Point Lighthouse. It picked up again a little further south, but by then we wanted to get in. We motored into the North Island Marina fuel dock around 2:30. Anomaly took on 175 liters of fuel at 1.13/lt. Then the dock manager had us tie up on D dock. We were soon happily settled at Mugz coffeehouse.

We later checked out the IGA store and the Northern Lights restaurant before settling for pub fare at Gus’ Pub which meant fried fish. The wifi at Mugz and the Marina seems to work in fits and starts, so blogging with photos continues to be frustrating.


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