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Location: Campbell River, British Columbia
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Re: Johnstone Strait - going North in spring?
It's pretty straight forward up to the top and June is OK but maybe lots of motoring up Johnstone Strait. Watch for steep confused seas at Cape Mudge if a strong SE and a flood but by June it should be no issue. Preferably leave Campbell River or Cape Mudge at the end of a flood about an hour before the change at Seymour Narrows and you should get a nice ebb pushing you up toward Kelsey Bay. Johnstone Strait just before Kelsey Bay can get bad at times. If it looks bad coming around to Johnstone Strait at Chatham Point, you can duck up through Nodales or Blind Channel and take the back way to get above Kelsey Bay. Although it's a longer route you can sometimes save some time if there is a strong Westerly in the Strait. The rapids up around Green Point are pretty mild. No matter what you do, you will likely be doing a lot of motoring until you get north. Pay attention to Nahwitti Bar and a Westerly and generally cross at slack.
Hope this helps a bit.
Should be a good trip...have fun.
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