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Jack/Ron- Lund seems like an awfully tight squeeze to get in and out of the marina, do you tie to the outside of the floating breakwater or go inside?
The government dock always seems to be pretty full too when we've taken a look, no Impulse III to raft up to :-))
Always go inside. The outside can pretty rolly as the water taxis and other boats start their morning runs. I have rafted up; contact the wharfinger, she will let you know where to go.

The hotel dock is really exposed.

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As to the Laughing Oyster, it's on the Malaspina inlet side, right above the Okeover public dock.. so you can catch that without spending the night in Lund and hiking/cabbing over.

Honestly it's been years since we spent the night in Lund itself, lately we've just been using it as a drop-off/pick-up point for guests. It does usually look pretty crowded in season.

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no Impulse III to raft up to :-))
I'm there right now or at least my boat is, I'm just getting on the ferry. I decided to keep a spot in both Campbell River and Lund. In the worst case scenario with no wind it might cost me $20 in fuel to get back and fourth with a wonderful 4 hour trip each way. The ferry is a whole other ball game altogether. It costs me $43.50 and an hour and a half to get across, and a half hour drive on either side and multiply that my two. So I'm just going to get an old beater truck for the sunshine coast and sail back and fourth when I can or at least thats the plan for now. So far I've been managing without another vehicle but it's not fun.
[edit] and I think my friends may soon get fed up with giving me a lift here and there.

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Why not go into Lund and enjoy Nancy's in the morning after a night in the pub, or the Laughing Oyster?
Now that's the spirit...everyone visit us at Lund and have a beer what ever happened to the beer toasting smiley faces???


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Now that's the spirit...everyone visit us at Lund and have a beer what ever happened to the beer toasting smiley faces???
Sounds like a win/win situation to me Steve! Lund/ beer/ next summer (or sooner), got it

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Cheers for sure John...it's just around the corner you know . This little bit of white will be all gone in a day or two. I need some sunshine, my boat is in dire need of some britework and re-bedding real bad I tell you.


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Nancy's is great. The pub in the hotel has great fries.
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Is there a reason why Mitlenatch is a day trip ?

Anchorage no good or is it not allowed because of the sanctuary ?

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Now if I could get the roughly a month to go up that way with my little 30'r......twould be worth the stop. There is an island similar to this one east of Crane, SW of Orcas near Fishermans bay too. Not sure it is legal to walk on it tho..........

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Is there a reason why Mitlenatch is a day trip ?

Anchorage no good or is it not allowed because of the sanctuary ?
Andrew, I suppose you could stay the night but it's very exposed and it can pipe up pretty quick and sometimes pretty big. Only 3 spots that are any good and all three are exposed to the most common winds. No trees on the island of any substantial height, just stunted fir so any wind will whistle right over the island and get you. It's really only a day trip unless very settled weather.
[edit] Oh ya, and the holding is iffy. The bay on the east side is very small, shallow, tricky and should really only be used in calm conditions.

[Edit] There are so many real good anchorages and little hidey holes real close to each other up and down this coast with such few boats, it's not really not worth staying here.




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Now if I could get the roughly a month to go up that way with my little 30'r......twould be worth the stop. There is an island similar to this one east of Crane, SW of Orcas near Fishermans bay too. Not sure it is legal to walk on it tho..........

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Marty...a month I think it takes JRD 3 days if I'm not mistaken. A couple of weeks would give you time to hang around Desolation Sound for a while.

Ya, I see Crane on my chart. I should get down that way again soon. I sailed to Friday Harbour back around 2004 or so, very nice place, really liked it.


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