Voyages of Moonstruck

Vessel Name: Moonstruck
Vessel Make/Model: Selene 47
Hailing Port: Elliott Bay Marina / Seattle
Crew: Admiral Lois / Captain Geary
26 August 2018 | Prevost Harbor
25 August 2018 | Montague Harbour
24 August 2018 | Silva Bay
23 August 2018 | Pender Harbor
21 August 2018 | Rebecca Spit
20 August 2018 | Discovery Passage Marina - Campbell River
19 August 2018 | Blind Channel
18 August 2018 | Althorp Point near Forward Harbour
16 August 2018 | Cullen Harbour
13 August 2018 | Crease Island
12 August 2018 | Spout Bay, Hanson Island
11 August 2018 | Port McNeill
09 August 2018 | Sullivan Bay
06 August 2018 | Turnbull Cove
05 August 2018 | Moore Bay; behind Thief Island
03 August 2018 | Laura Cove, Broughton Island
01 August 2018 | Echo Bay
28 July 2018
25 July 2018 | Wahkana Bay
23 July 2018 | Lagoon Cove
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26 August 2018 | Prevost Harbor

Day 126 - Prevost Harbor

Cleared US Customs.

25 August 2018 | Montague Harbour

Day 125 - Montague Harbour

Traveled down Trincomal Channel by the one-boat-nook along Secretary Islands but it was occupied. Made our way towards Montague and tried out a bay on Parker Island. Decided to move as winds were forecasted to come into the bay in the morning, so moved over to Montague. Busy area with lots of boats - interesting to watch all the activity.

24 August 2018 | Silva Bay

Day 124 - Silva Bay

Crossed the Strait of Georgia with following winds, going with the tide. Passed through Welcome Passage at Thormanby Island and headed to Silva Bay with the plan to go through Gabriola Passage versus Nanamio and Dodd Narrows. Nice change – but crowded with all the mooring buoys with boats on them. [...]

23 August 2018 | Pender Harbor

Day 123 - Pender Harbor

Smooth transit going with the wind and tide. Saw more humpback whales in Sutil Channel as we head south.

21 August 2018 | Rebecca Spit

Day 121 - Rebecca Spit

Still smoky with 1 mile visibility, less ash in the air. As we made our way up Sutil Channel we came across more Humpback whales with a pair passing fairly close along the boat. Settled into the north nook of the spit (171’ of chain) and watched as the area filled up with boats. Tuesday night was [...]

20 August 2018 | Discovery Passage Marina - Campbell River

Day 120 - Discovery Passage Marina - Campbell River

Easy transit down Johnstone to Discovery Passage and through Seymour Narrows with 4 knots of current along with smoke and ash in the air and 1 mile visibility. We were able to get a slip at Discovery Passage marina enabling us to get to Crabby Bob’s (and Abby) to pick up four Dungeness crabs and a dozen oysters. While docking – Randy Harley had just pulled in and was walking-by as we were tying up. Had a nice dinner with Randy and Judy and talked a lot about fishing. He cruises at 25 knots on F/V Northstar.

Day 126 - Prevost Harbor

26 August 2018 | Prevost Harbor
Cleared US Customs.
Anchored in the center of the little nook of Satellite Island. Dropped the kayaks into the water and went 3.6 miles around the harbor.
Went ashore and took the 6 mile hike to the lighthouse and back – no whales at the point.
Scott and Joyce from Ocean Hook, a fellow QCYC member, stopped by, chatted, and left us with a couple of Dungeness crabs from their catch in the harbor.

Day 125 - Montague Harbour

25 August 2018 | Montague Harbour
Traveled down Trincomal Channel by the one-boat-nook along Secretary Islands but it was occupied. Made our way towards Montague and tried out a bay on Parker Island. Decided to move as winds were forecasted to come into the bay in the morning, so moved over to Montague. Busy area with lots of boats - interesting to watch all the activity.

Day 124 - Silva Bay

24 August 2018 | Silva Bay
Crossed the Strait of Georgia with following winds, going with the tide. Passed through Welcome Passage at Thormanby Island and headed to Silva Bay with the plan to go through Gabriola Passage versus Nanamio and Dodd Narrows. Nice change – but crowded with all the mooring buoys with boats on them. Anchored near the entrance of the bay.
Put Moonshot into the water and went around Sear and Tugboat Islands, and even poked our nose out into the Strait between Gaviola and Acorn Islands.

Day 123 - Pender Harbor

23 August 2018 | Pender Harbor
Smooth transit going with the wind and tide. Saw more humpback whales in Sutil Channel as we head south.
Anchored in front of Gunboat Bay looking up at the Grasshopper Pub.
Quite night; no wind and anchored in mud so not chain noise.

Day 121 - Rebecca Spit

21 August 2018 | Rebecca Spit
Still smoky with 1 mile visibility, less ash in the air. As we made our way up Sutil Channel we came across more Humpback whales with a pair passing fairly close along the boat. Settled into the north nook of the spit (171’ of chain) and watched as the area filled up with boats. Tuesday night was calm with little breeze. Morning Star arrived on Wednesday afternoon and rafted to Moonstruck. While preparing for diner, I noticed a bat swoop by – and next thing I know we had a bat in the salon of Moonstruck. Fortunately, it quickly found its way back out sparing us the miserable challenge of getting a bat out of the boat.
We had a good evening of chatting with Ron and Gretchen while dining on crabs, oysters and salad. Winds picked up in the late afternoon and evening, gusting 15 knots. About 2:00 am woke to the anchor chain dragging along the bottom. Got up and stayed on anchor watch as we swung through a 180-degree arc at the tide change. Anchor held perfectly even though we drifted out from 30’ to 90’ and back to 30’ of depth.

Day 120 - Discovery Passage Marina - Campbell River

20 August 2018 | Discovery Passage Marina - Campbell River
Easy transit down Johnstone to Discovery Passage and through Seymour Narrows with 4 knots of current along with smoke and ash in the air and 1 mile visibility. We were able to get a slip at Discovery Passage marina enabling us to get to Crabby Bob’s (and Abby) to pick up four Dungeness crabs and a dozen oysters. While docking – Randy Harley had just pulled in and was walking-by as we were tying up. Had a nice dinner with Randy and Judy and talked a lot about fishing. He cruises at 25 knots on F/V Northstar.
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