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Many spots in the Eastern Caribbean come to mind, but the most awe-inspring place, for me, is Princess Louisa Inlet, BC Coast, head of Jervis Inlet.
Though it's a struggle to get there through 30 miles of narrow inlet with either a 25 knot inflow or no breeze at all, as you approach Malibu Rapids and enter Princess Louisa Inlet the sensation is near spiritual. Malibu is a tidal gate, very narrow S curved channel that hosts a large Church camp. (but that's not the spiritual part)
Once through the narrows, you are in a 5 mile long 1/2 mile wide gorge, with steep sided mountains rising to 5,000 feet all around you. At the head is the spectacular Chatterbox falls, about 100 feet high, fed by a multitude of streams cascading down the cliffs from as high as 4 -5,000 feet.
It is truly a spectacular place, dead quiet, not a breath of wind, the reflections of the cliffs on the water is amazing on a clear day. Darkness comes early, (the nightime dark is absolute!) and anchored or docked in the shadows of these majestic peaks is a very humbling experience.
One negative perhaps is the preponderance of powerboats, given the long slog to get there, but when all is quiet in the summer dusk it is really something to experience.
Last edited by Faster; 03-13-2007 at 06:04 PM.