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Unless you're really pouring on the miles, Seattle is a two-three day trip to Vancouver (though we've done it in 31 hours).. Putting that on each end of your two weeks won't leave you much time to explore Desolation.
September can be a great time for this.. the weather is often still summer-like, the crowds are down too. But you will not be having a relaxed cruise from Seattle and back in 15 days. We typically take 3-4 days to get to Desolation from Vancouver, and can easily spend a couple of weeks once you're there.
However if you do pour it on, and have a week to spend up there, some of our favourite spots are:
Copeland Islands Marine Park
Squirrel Cove Marine Park
Teakerne Arm, Cassell Falls and Cassell Lake
Von Donop Inlet
Walsh Cove Park
Many like Prideaux Haven, Melanie Cove, and Laura Cove but we find them too crowded (but perhaps not in Sept)
In this PNW forum I've posted a few cruising threads with pictures to give you an idea.
Enjoy, but alternatively there are lots of other fine destination between Seattle and Desolation if you haven't already done them!
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".. 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; 04-02-2009 at 12:06 AM.