Voyages North

22 September 2017 | Posted in Seattle
08 September 2017 | Posted at Spencer Spit, San Juan Islands
18 August 2017 | Posted at Spencer Spit, San Juan Islands
17 August 2017 | Olympia
22 August 2016 | posted at Prideaux Haven, Desolation Sound
29 July 2016 | Posted at Hakkai, Fitz Hugh Sound
29 July 2016 | Posted at Hakkai, Fitz Hugh Sound
29 July 2016 | Posted at Hakkai, Fitz Hugh Sound
08 July 2016 | Posted at Ucluelet

Montague Harbour. September 2, 2012. A crowd of boats

10 September 2012
Elsie Hulsizer
Photo: Boats anchored at Montague Harbour on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend.

We were looking for an anchorage half-way between Lady Smith and Port Browning, our destination on Monday. Montague Harbour appeared to fit the bill: the right distance plus a large anchorage protected from northwest winds and a provincial park ashore.

I knew it would be crowded, but I wasn’t prepared for the wall of hundreds of boats that confronted us when we entered the harbor. Our radar picture was totally clogged with boats.

Photo: radar picture of boats in Montague Harbour.

Horrified, we slowed down to study the chart and see where we could go. A small cove next to Parker Island on the opposite side of the bay from the main anchorage would provide shelter away from the crowds. We anchored there.

When the moon came up over the field of anchor lights, it made a pretty sight. But I was glad we weren’t in the middle of it.

Montague at night
Photo: Montague Harbour at night.
Vessel Name: Osprey
Vessel Make/Model: Annapolis 44 sloop
Hailing Port: Seattle
Crew: Steve and Elsie Hulsizer (author of Glaciers, Bears and Totems and Voyages to Windward)
Elsie and Steve Hulsizer have sailed northwest waters since arriving in Seattle via sailboat from Boston in 1979. [...]
2017: local cruising including South Puget Sound and San Juan Islands 2016:north up West Coast VI, across QC Sound to central BC coast 2015: trip to SE Alaska 2014: Seymour and Belize Inlets through Nakwakto Rapids 2013: SE Alaska and back. 2012: from Seattle up the west coast of Vancouver [...]
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