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Re: Nanaimo - Princess Louisa Inlet in early July
Nanaimo, Pender harbour, PLI, (one night? Two?) Anderson Bay, Sturt Bay/Vananda, Comox, schooner cove, Nanaimo..... Tight week unless PLI is a one nighter. Dark Cove is another option for a stop on the way up or out.
With one week I'd probably spend a night or two at Jedidiah instead.. You shouldn't need provisioning yet so may not 'need' Comox.
Try to do Malibu on a midday slack on arrival... Nobody leaves on the evening slacks. Anchoring is possible but watch for several tumble down boulders (20+feet tall) that cover at high tide along the shore west of the falls, the only area besides the mouth of Chatterbox where anchoring is feasible.
As far as sailing goes you may get strong afternoon inflows, and overnight/early morning outflows that can make for some fun sailing. These can get into the 20 knot range at times in the reaches approaching PLI.
Hope for good weather.. It's almost a spiritual event entering PLI!
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. 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)
Last edited by Faster; 06-15-2013 at 11:30 AM.