Re: My last little bit of planning
btw in BC park buoys charge around $12/night, park floats charge $2/meter first come first served. Rafting is often permitted but you're charged the same. This time of year they may not be staffed or charging for these services, but that may depend on the park. Many of them now use self registration honour systems too.
Anchoring is free, of course, but there are some restricted zones (False Creek in Vancouver, aircraft zones in Nanaimo harbour and Ganges, etc..)
Most parks will offer shore toilet facilities, so some exercise if you're rowing/paddling will reduce the pressure on your holding tank system. Like WA state our parks provide some true gems.. sunset at the shell beach at Montague Harbour... Portland, Wallace and Newcastle Island's hikes, Hornby's Tribune Bay (settled/NW conditions only), the Copelands (more good sunsets) and on and on.
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Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)