Shearwater to Claste Bay, July 19 - 20, 2010
29 July 2010
Photo: Claste Bay, Roscoe Inlet
From Ocean Falls we motor through Gunboat Passage to Shearwater, arriving on Monday afternoon, just after the weekly produce barge has arrived--the best time for grocery shopping at Shearwater. Everything is expensive but it's fresh.
We enjoy halibut and salmon burgers at the Shearwater Restaurant that night. It's nice to not have to cook for a change.
The drill motor pump Steve uses to change engine oil has died and Steve had been hoping to buy one at Shearwater, but no luck. Instead, the next morning he borrows a hand pump from our friends Chuck and Margie of the sailboat Dreamcatcher, who just happen to be anchored here too.
We decide to explore Roscoe Inlet for a couple of days then come back to check again if the mail arrived .
We leave Shearwater late in the afternoon and sail north up Troupe Passage, sailing through intricate Troupe Narrows. With a light wind behind us and a chart plotter to show our track through the rocks and islands it's easy. Once through Troupe Narrows we turn into Roscoe Inlet, finally sailing into Claste Bay at 8 pm and anchoring off a beautiful marsh.
When I go out after dinner to raise the anchor light, a moon is shining through the haze.