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Tumbo Island trip for Labor Day

Although we were just back from our trip around Vancouver Island we couldn't help but head back into BC for the long Labor Day weekend. It has become our habit over these past several years to spend the long weekends somewhere in BC, and though we need no prodding to do so, we find the lack of crowds refreshing compared to places in the San Juans at these times. We didn't get to Tumbo ourselves until thoroughly exploring other nearby spots closer to the Stuart Island area, like Portland Island and Sidney Island, but once we found Tumbo, it is where we are going again and again.

If you haven't been there and sail in the PNW, you maybe should take a look. If you have been there, then a couple pictures, though poor, may bring back good memories: Stories of Aeolus- Our Gulf 32 Pilothouse: Fantastic Labor Day at Tumbo Island

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Re: Tumbo Island trip for Labor Day

Lovely spot but dang! the water's chilly, even in August. Last time we were there, though, it was hot enough to force a short dip....


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Re: Tumbo Island trip for Labor Day

Tumbo Island is a beautiful place and great fishing but with swift currents nearby. As is the Fraser if you have to go up there.

We were seriously considering a Gulf 32 but motoring speed seems to be a deal breaker.

Just what is the fastest a Gulf 32 can motor and with which motor and prop do you know?
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