Port Hardy

Where Next?
Bob Williams
Tue 2 Jun 2015 03:04

Position: 50 42.84 N 127 29.39 W
Alongside Port Hardy
Wind: calm
Weather: overcast, mild
Day's run: 26 nm

I put the dinghy in the water and rowed to the dock, there to encounter a sign so access to the island is by invitation only. This put paid to going for a walk, instead I rowed back to Sylph and had dinner.

This morning we got under way at 7.30 to make the most of the tide, even though there was no wind. As we came out into Goletas Channel we encountered several fishing boats crossing the bar, no doubt making use of slack water and the subsequent flood. Despite the lack of wind I was hopeful that with the tide behind us we would make good ground, as my tidal software predicted up to three knots of current. This did not in fact turn out to be the case and I think that at best we must have had no more than a knot of current helping us on our way. The wind remained absolutely calm for the whole forenoon, so, after four hours of motoring, I decided to be satisfied with making Port Hardy for the night. Here we arrived at just on two o'clock. I have used the afternoon to get in some fresh supplies and to buy some oil for the engine. Tomorrow we will top up with fuel and water and then no doubt motor some more to our next stop.

All is well.