Photo: Osprey anchored in Nuchatlitz while southeasterlies blow outside.
We wondered if we should leave the secure moorage of Westview Marina when we heard on the weather radio that southeasterly gales were predicted. But an e-mail from Bob Devault in Nuchatlitz reassured us. "Southeasterlies don't bother Esperanza Inlet," said Bob. He was right. Our trip from Tahsis to Nuchatlitz was uneventful, the wind so calm we motored all the way. Local knowledge does work.
We anchored in Nuchatlitz , delighted to find calm water, and went ashore to the small dock on a private island. Two friendly children helped us tie up our dinghy. A minute later Dan Devault walked out of a small cottage. On our first trip here, in 1984, he had been the one to greet us.
Dan Devault, working his oyster beds