Burrard Inlet

Where Next?
Bob Williams
Mon 20 Jul 2015 02:42

Position: 49 18.39 N 122 59.17
At anchor SV Suuhaa, Burrard Inlet
Wind: initially south then south west. F3 gentle breeze
Day's run: 14 nm

Brad and Tamara had to go back to work on Monday morning, so were taking Suuhaa back to the marina later in the day. I need to get back to False Creek, so I decided to say farewell to my friends at eleven, to make use of the ebb tide to head back towards Vancouver Harbour. My plan was to do it in two short trips so as to make the most of the tides and to negotiate the Narrows at close to slack water.

With the wind mostly dead against us in the relatively narrow channel, we motored most of the way out of Indian Arm, until it opened up a little where it meets Burrard Inlet. Here I set sail, to at least get a little sailing in with nice breeze, and we sailed the remaining three miles to a shallow spot a few miles short of the Second Narrows leading back into Vancouver Harbour.

Tomorrow I will use the ebb tide to motor out of Vancouver Harbour and hopefully sail back to False Creek. Something I learned from Brad yesterday was that yachts are not permitted to sail in Vancouver Harbour and he was rather surprised that no one had contacted me to let me know this regulation. So tomorrow I will obey the law and motor through the harbour.

All is well.