Sea Jay Goes North 2011

Sea Jay Goes North  2011
Dawes Glacier Endicott Arm Alaska

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Nimmo Bay ,Port harvey, Campbell River, Montague Harbor, Roche Harbor

We left Nimmo Bay Helicopter Adventures with a smile on our face and memories we will never forget.

We chugged down Tribune Channel  across Knight Inlet to Port Harvey and had a great Pizza cooked from scratch by George.

Next morning we slipped out at 6AM and headed down Johnstone Straits hitting Seymour narrows at slack with in 3 minutes and moored at Discovery Harbor. Ray and Sue Biggs were there and we had a nice chat with them.

Next morning at the crack of 9:30 we left Campbell River and headed south in Georgia Straits. The water was fine with a slight push from the tide until we got past Comox then all hell broke loose and we were heading straight into a 40 knot winds with 6 to 7 foot breakers. We slowed to 9 knots and when we got to Belinas Island the waves were very large and breaking so we headed paralell to the waves shore towards shore and hugged the shoreline through the small islands until we got to Nanaimo. This was the worst water of the whole 2900 miles we have traveled so far. We checked the Dodd Narrows chart and we could hit slack perfectly so we forged on to Montague Harbor which was very crowded with boats scrambling to get out of the wind. This morning we left Montague Harbor at the crack of noon and now we are at our beloved Roche Harbor.

Tomorrow we will head home if the wind is fair to us.

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