thanks for the responses
i've sailed to Princess Louisa a few times in the summer. its beautiful. thwarted in attempts to go to Barkley sound in the summer because of never ending significant westerlies that i had no interest in beating through.
i too have been (by land, not sea) to Wickaninnish Inn to watch storms in the winter. a great place, i agree. great beach. great restaurant.
never said i was planning to go to either place by sea, or even that it was smart, just wondering if anyone had been.
that being said, there are definitely more frequent easterlies this time of year (interspersed with westerlies to get home) and, looking at environment canada marine forecasts, it frankly seems easier to get to Barkley sound now than it did in july. (admittedly swimming not so good in december, tho)
perhaps one warm line to princess louisa would be the best idear, tho.