Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: British Columbia
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Re: My last little bit of planning
Mansons lagoon on the south side of Cortes Island is a great place in summer. On a high tide with less than 5 ft draft you can sail right up inside the lagoon , along the northside and anchor at the SE corner, with 8 ft of water at low tide. A short hike takes you to Hague lake , a white sand beach with 79 degree water in august( Bahamas North). Store, good hamburgers and chicken burgers for around $5. internet access, post office, and Credit Union. They even have a nude beach ( blubber rock) where single handers go to reassure themselves they aint missing much.
Around the corner is Gorge Harbour, good internet access, store, gas dock and the Whaletown commons, good hiking.
Go to Heriot Bay on Quadra for groceries , too expensive on Cortes. Great music in the Heriot Bay Inn on friday nites
When you get to Comox, look for me west of the marinas where my twin keelers dry out. I may be still there, or in Mansons, Heriot Bay, etc ..
Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"