10 August 2007 | Nanaimo, BC
We arrived in Herring Bay though a narrow curving channel and dodged some reefs. We anchored out and toured the bay on the dinghy. The bay has beautiful beaches, and summer cabins on the cliffs overhead. The bay itself almost totally surrounded us with small cliffs full of evergreens and flora, a great view, especially the sandstone islands with chaotic curving waterlines and random missing chunks, even some through-holes.
Next morning we went though Dodd Narrows, to Nanaimo. The narrows are a significant milestone on our Journey. Currents there can be powerful and dangerous, so we are careful to pass at slack tide. The pass is narrow, and beautiful, but sometimes has logs of huge trees floating in it... This is a good place to be careful and defensive. Look ahead, and avoid problems early. This is another "first" for Ian's sailing, taking his own boat through Dodd Narrows.