Gowlland Harbour

Where Next?
Bob Williams
Mon 8 Jun 2015 02:41

Position: 50 05.70 N 125 15.28 W
At anchor Gowlland Harbour
Wind: North West, F4 moderate breeze
Weather: sunny, warm
Day's run: 19 nm

I am very pleased to report that 'The Plan' did in fact survive contact with 'the enemy' (the tidal race at Seymour Narrows). There were no mishaps and consequently there is very little to write about.

We were aweigh a little after eleven, motored clear of Otto Cove, set sail and ran most of the way to the Narrows wing on wing. We arrived at the Narrows a little early with the ebb tide still against us, but we easily managed to push against it with the fresh fair wind filling Sylph's sails, and while there were a considerable number of eddies and sheers which occasionally attempted to spin us off course, the water's surface was surprisingly smooth, not so much as a drop of water splashed upon Sylph's deck.

Our anchorage for the night, a bay in the northern part of Gowlland Harbour, was only five miles beyond the Narrows, and we sailed around the southern point of May Island, still wing on wing, where we lost the wind and were forced to hand sail and motor the remaining 800 meters to the bay, where we duly came to anchor just after four o'clock.

Tomorrow's destination is Gorge Harbour. Here I hope to meet up with a friend of a friend I made while in Japan.

All is well.