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Re: British Columbia wilderness, sometime in next 3 years, any exp

This discussion has got me thinking about how I would go about trying to sail (no engine) north to go round the island. Bilge + Jack- being the resident experts you may want to chime in. Having only been past Campbell R a couple of times I would favor the direct Seymour - Johnstone St route avoiding all the rapids in the safer but infinitely more difficult eastern route. I can't say that I would be very comfortable leaving C River knowing that if the wind picked up once I got into Johnstone there are limited places to hide. It would all boil down to picking the right weather window and hoping for the best I guess. Maybe I'm just too accustomed to having the luxury of an engine but I would think that a lot of the best, most beautiful spots, would be avoided because of difficulty and time constraints. Is it possible, certainly, if you had unlimited time and were OK with skipping a lot of places due to the flukey, shifty winds. Makes me wonder if anyone has ever done the Dent, Green route entirely under sail alone.
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