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I would add another stop if you have the time and the weather allows. York Island, just off the NW tip of Hardwicke Island, north of Kelsey Bay, has a facinating WWII gun fort on top of the island. You can anchor near the old jetty on the SE side (watch the current if you can't get in close) or in a bight on the west side if conditions allow. Not a great overnight spot but a really cool lunch or "stretch your legs" place.
Thanks for the good info...didn't know about this.
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Nice to be here. I second your thoughts on Seymour Narrows, Discovery Passage and Johnstone Strait, if you're looking to get north in good time that's my route. We usually go up in August and you can get through Seymour in the evening, we hook up in a nook in the NW corner of Deepwater Bay (last couple of years there has been fishfarm floats stored there you can tie up to) then get an early start and ride the ebb as far as you can. As was said before, watch Race Passage, if its too nasty you can bail out up Chancellor Channel then Wellbore Channel.
The Broughtons are one of my favourite places, once you get north of Johnstone the amount of marinelife jumps up dramatically. Can't wait for next year!
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I spent the summer of 2006 in the PNW with my family. Some of our best memories are of Kwatsi Bay in the Broughtons mainly because of the people we met there. Check it out: Kwatsi Bay Homepage.
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Good write up Jack, thanks. We concur about Lagoon Cove for 1700 potluck. Billy Proctors museum near Echo Bay is worth a visit while in the area too.
Got to visit this month. Great spot.

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