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Re: Nanaimo - Princess Louisa Inlet in early July

I remember you posting, but you're right, not there now. Weird. Or Gremlins.
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Re: Nanaimo - Princess Louisa Inlet in early July

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Wierd, I had a post in this thread and now it's gone. It should have been the 5th post.
You sure?? Cooper has another Princess Louisa thread running from before. I can usually see if a post had exisited and then got deleted or modified, and there's nothing here.
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Re: Nanaimo - Princess Louisa Inlet in early July

Faster is holding it down. My mistake, my post is in another very similar thread.
I was saying that we have never been up to PLI and we are going there in early to mid August so this info is like gold to me. Keep it coming.
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Re: Nanaimo - Princess Louisa Inlet in early July

In July there is often a line from Agamemnon channel to Nanaimo, east of which it is predominantly South easterlies and northwest of which it is predominantly northwesterlies. Sailing directly from Nanaimo to Pender harbour would be your best bet. You can even lay most of that on a single tack, in westerlies. If there is high pressure in the interior and low offshore you will get an outflow. The reverse gets you an inflow, and a downwind sleigh ride up the channel. Night and early morning is the best time for coming down the channel; usually.
Forget the other sugested stops. You dont have enough time going up, and they can be visited later, if you still have the time.
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Re: Nanaimo - Princess Louisa Inlet in early July

So hereís my plan:

Anchoring in Smugglerís Cove the first night out of Nanaimo, instead of Secret Cove or Pender.
Egmont, maybe in a marina, the second night to top off before heading to PLY.
PLI the third night, maybe staying over another night.
Back to Dark Cove, or Egmont if we need supplies.
Jedediah or Anderson Bay.
Maybe Schooners Cove the final night before heading to Nanaimo early in the morning.

All subject to weather conditions, of course!

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Northoceanbeach, how was your trip?
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Re: Nanaimo - Princess Louisa Inlet in early July

Who are you chartering with? Nanaimo? I was thinking of speaking to them about their 27' later this summer for a week, so I'm interested to see how you find things.
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Re: Nanaimo - Princess Louisa Inlet in early July

North oceans trip is still under way but delayed due to DMV licence renewal at home. I was able to take care of it and it should be renewed Monday or Tuesday. I'm going to do provisioning tomorrow which I am very poor at. I go buy $50 of food, can't think of anything else, look at the cart and commend myself on a job well done, then take it back to the boat and have eaten all the good stuff in two of three days. Wish me luck tomorrow.
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Re: Nanaimo - Princess Louisa Inlet in early July

Smuggler's Cove was awesome, we anchored there last night. For some reason it only seems to attract motor boats, but we had no problem getting in and out with a 5' draft. I never saw less than 15' under the boat, even at low tide.

We're in Pender now (not very far, but we have time) and really like it here too. We're taking a shore day at Pilot House marina which is quite, simple, and awesome (great showers, free internet, quick dinghy to Maidera).

NorthOceanBeach: I wouldn't worry so much about provisioning before crossing the border. There is a good size grocery store in Pender (at Maidera, two blocks from the dinghy docks) and we were at another 2 days ago in Naniamo. I think there is another in Lund before we get to Desolation Sound proper. We just keep a list going to try and stay well stocked. Ice has also been pretty easy to find so far, though we have enough socked away in case we can't use the cooler anymore.
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Re: Nanaimo - Princess Louisa Inlet in early July

Ok. Thanks. I just eat alot, hate to cook, only eat healthy foods and am a vegetarian. That better be a whole foods in pender. Anything less and ill be disappointed.
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Re: Nanaimo - Princess Louisa Inlet in early July

I have a similar diet. The IGA in Pended Harbour was better equipped than most island grocery stores for natural/organic foods.
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