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Port Harvey to Shoal Bay, BC


It was super calm this morning at Port Harvey and after getting a couple of George's famous cinnamon buns (and a bonus loaf of homemade bread!) we said goodbye and headed for Johnstone Strait.


Johnstone Strait was not bad at all, even though we were supposed to have current against us, we still made plenty good time without much drama:


We went through Whirlpool Rapids right at slack (which means: no whirlpools, yay!) and hit Greene Point rapids about an hour and a half after slack, but it wasn't bad at all. A few swirly bits, but we were with a flood tide and maybe had about 3-4 kts of current with us.


Here we are docked at Shoal Bay on the government dock:


We walked up to the lodge and explored the grounds and gardens. 

Looking back at the dock:





The pub is behind these trees, overlooking the bay:


The garden:


Heading back toward Airship:


We chatted with the other boaters on the dock for a bit and now we're cooking dinner. Grilled pork tenderloin, roasted baby potatoes with rosemary and garlic, and a salad (using produce we picked from Heidi's garden in Lagoon Cove). Tomorrow we'll leave at 6am to arrive at Dent Rapids before slack, then our plan is to go to Prideaux Haven in Desolation Sound tomorrow night.  

Here's today's track (42.5 nautical miles…click to enlarge):

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  1. Janna Clark Janna Clark

    And we are not tired of reading about your adventures on the Nordic Tug!

    • Thanks Janna…I’m so glad!! 🙂

  2. Bravo! I can’t wait till next year’s trip. We’re leaving Lovely Ouray as soon as the Aspens drop their “color,” headed to Utah and warmer climes. I’m excited!
    Fair Weather wishes on your last leg,
    Box Canyon Mark

    • Thanks Mark!
      Oh, we loved Ouray! Have a wonderful time on your trip to Utah!

    • Bah, thank you! Fixed! (I knew that, too…was on autopilot there with the .com) 🙂

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