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Most scenic Desolation Sound/Discovery Island anchroages

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looking for your opinions and what you find to be the most scenic/breathtaking anchorages in the Discovery Islands/Desolation Sound area.

also, has anyone anchored overnight in Bute or Toba inlets and care to share experiences?

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Laura Cove and Melanie Cove for the sunsets
Walsh Cove for the petroglyphs
Roscoe Bay for walk to lake for a swim
Von Donop Inlet (at the end) for a great anchorage


Have not been up Toba or Bute.

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pics or you didn't go there!

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Prideaux area (Melanie & Laura)- stunning.
Von Donop - great swimming and uncrowded
Pendrell Sound- 80F water last summer and lot's of "nooks" to stern tie in
Gorge Hbr- the entrance is worth going for, crowded though
Squirrel Cove- neat place and great restaurant
Haven't been into Roscoe, but have it on good authority that it's a can't miss.
Too many others to list, the whole area is spectacular, you can't really go wrong.

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Snug little hidey-hole in the Copelands



A couple of views from the knoll at the entrance to Tenedos Bay





Beautiful quiet morning in Pendrell Sound



Evening in Walsh Cove



Gorge Harbour's "Gorge"



Melanie Cove, Prideaux Haven



So many more, and equally nice places to check out on the way up here, book plenty of time!

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Great pics Ron, makes me want to head north, now!

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Thanks, John... might want to wait a bit.. still pretty cold and wet this weekend. (had a great sail home today from Thetis, though)

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Wow!

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The places mentioned so far are all great spots and here are a few more that haven't been mentioned.

Teakerne Arm at the head, hike up to Cassel lake which spills (nice waterfall) into the inlet, very nice and a great place to swim in warm fresh water from the flat rocks.

Octopus Islands – Getting/leaving there through multiple rapids is half the fun and well worth it. Apart from being absolutely beautiful and great for kayaking around the rocky islands, there is an old abandoned cabin on one of the them that is basically an open museum of artwork made by all the passing cruisers over the years.


Mitlenatch Island – Birds, birds, and more birds of all kinds, thousands of them and sea lions, seals, otters etc etc etc. Lots of everything and quite noisy particularly in June/July during nesting season. You can hike up to a blind and watch the nesting take place close up. You will also see the many eagles praying on the nests. The most spectacular way to approach this island if you have a light breeze is to sail south down the west side staying relatively close but not too close (uncharted rocks awash). Without an engine running, the noise of the creatures will be a treat. When you come around the bottom, there is a large rock where you will more than likely see many sea lions guarding their territory and the entrance to the small bay with the old watchman’s cabin.



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and Toba inlet - Great places to go, Low tide at the head of Bute and low tide at Brem Bay/Brem River up Toba are the best...A good opportunity to see bears, so watch for them if you go. There are many waterfalls along the way and you can get your bow under at least one of them for a very cold shower.



Faster: That beautiful shot you took going through Gorge...In case you are unaware, on your starboard side on that cliff in your photo is a great couple of pictographs or as Jackdale likes to call them..."Petroglyphs"


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Great thread - taking notes!

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