Re: My last little bit of planning
We lived and sailed in Squamish for over 20 years, it's another long inlet (20-24 NM) with daily inflow winds in summer and frequent overnight and winter outflow winds. These can often get well into the 20 knot +range on a normal summer sunny day, and often with a noted increase at the head of the inlet. The outflow overnight winds can catch you unawares esp when you've anchored in a perfectly sheltered cove at 4 PM, watched the wind die to a dead calm at dusk.. only to be rudely woken up at 1 am when it's blowing 20 knots from the opposite direction... makes life interesting! Like the Gorge Squamish is a kiteboarding/windsurfing mecca.
Winter outflow gales are plain nasty.. zero to subzero temperatures, winds to 50 knots or better...
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"