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01-02-2010 08:41 PM
jrd22
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Originally Posted by Faster View Post
... um.. John? Do I detect the beginnings of a plan?????
Sorry I missed this Ron. The "plan" last summer was to go around, but as you know we had such a good time in Desolation that we never went further north than Owen Bay with Bilge. Next summer we'll probably be out longer and hope to spend time in the Broughtons and come home via the west side. That's the plan at the moment, but ya never know...


Ditto what Dilly says above about Ganges, great place.
01-02-2010 08:25 PM
dillybar Been to Ganges many times. It is one of our favoriite stops in the Islands. In some respects it's like setting the way back machine to 1967.. good times.
01-02-2010 07:04 PM
sassafrass the saltspring island club is truely a great club. very down to earth. if you get a chance to stop by there on your way, do so. ganges is a great resupply place, beautiful to boot.

tom
12-18-2009 09:02 PM
jackdale
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Originally Posted by DwayneSpeer View Post
Bypass Hot Springs Cove, it was a huge disappointment to us. Truly a tourist trap with many boat loads coming in during the day and the spring is pitifully small and two small pools just big enough for two or three people at a time.

Skip it!!
I try to come into Hot Springs around sunrise and get to the springs before the tourists. Or I wait until they are gone about 4:30.
12-18-2009 08:43 PM
DwayneSpeer
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Originally Posted by tager View Post
Hot springs cove shouldn't be missed.

Bypass Hot Springs Cove, it was a huge disappointment to us. Truly a tourist trap with many boat loads coming in during the day and the spring is pitifully small and two small pools just big enough for two or three people at a time.

Skip it!!
12-17-2009 04:19 PM
Faster Livia

This forum: http://www.sailnet.com/forums/pacific-northwest-alaska/ is one you may want to look through if you haven't already.... help you prep for next season!
12-17-2009 04:08 PM
Livia
Great info!

My husband forwarded this thread to me. What a great collection of information. We are based in Sidney, BC right now and have been up as far as Nanaimo/Princess Louisa/Vancouver and around the W up to Ucluelet but not further North on either side.

I'm definitely coming back to this thread in May and I've downloaded that great .pdf

We have used the Dreamspeaker Guides for the W Coast and for the Gulf/San Juan Islands. We are able to get them from the local library and we have accumulated a few as gifts as well. Although they warn you against it, the drawings of the anchorages are often better to use once you are inside the bay/cove than our electronic or paper charts.

We are cutting the docklines for a permanent cruise this June and plan to spend our first year or so playing around "here" including the W Coast of Van Isle, Queen Charlottes, Puget Sound etc.

We encountered quite thick fog during a few day trip this past August up to 20 miles offshore SW and W of Bamfield. Could have been a fluke but we were very glad to have radar, in the fog, in the shipping lanes, at night... We also had our reflector hoisted (don't have a permanent mount yet).
12-17-2009 03:31 PM
Bilgewater
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Originally Posted by sassafrass View Post
Tom, this is a real good find, thanks. The fuel stops are not correct anymore but other than that, it's very good.

Could you please post this link in Fuzzy's thread here so we can centralize this stuff:
http://www.sailnet.com/forums/pacifi...ng-guides.html

Thanks, Steve
12-17-2009 03:24 PM
Faster
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Bilge & Tom- great info. Thanks!.

Looks like there are some good times to cross the bar in the early morning the first week of Aug. next year.
... um.. John? Do I detect the beginnings of a plan?????
12-17-2009 03:19 PM
jrd22 Bilge & Tom- great info. Thanks!.

Looks like there are some good times to cross the bar in the early morning the first week of Aug. next year.
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