Friday, May 20, 2011

Trip Plan: Gulf Islands to Cortes Bay: Heading up the Straits of Georgia

Day 2 - May 28)  Moving north past Texada Island to Desolation Sound: 80 miles

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Day 2 is a long day, one of the longest of the whole trip.  My thought is to make tracks early and leave more time to explore the areas between Rivers Inlet and Alaska. 
We plan to rendezvous with a pair of American Tug 34's near Silva Bay; LaBelle and Peapod.  We will be cruising together up through the Broughton Islands.  More about the other boats as the trip unfolds.

Slack tide at Gabriola Passage is approximately 8:30am.  Cinnamon Girl will make her way through on this slack when there is only minimal current in this narrow passage.  Hopefully the wind will be down and the trip north up the Straits of Georgia will be smooth.  We will have a little current with us.  Cortes Bay is a nice protected anchorage and will be a welcome sight.