The northeast entrance to Julia Passage is narrow and tricky, far more tricky than the western entrance.
It took just a 10-minute cruise from Swale Rock to be inside another world: The world of Julia Passage. The Passage is thin, not more than 1/4 mile across, and about 2.5 miles long formed along the Vancouver Island mainland and the Alma Russell Islands. Inside the narrow entrance is an entire float home community. Maybe 50 floating homes scattered along each side of the Passage. Big homes, little homes, year-round homes and vacation homes. There is no road just boat or float plane access.
Here is a Julia Passage subdivision.
We anchored in the "center of town" with many homes dotting our views. There were no other boats in town. We're not sure if the locals appreciated watching Chef Willie cooking crab legs in Pappy's and frying fresh rock fish in olive oil from their living rooms, but our crew sure did. Once again Willie saturated our taste buds with ocean freshness that included butter, garlic olive oil and wonderful seasonings. Since we couldn't land a salmon, we got even by over eating rock fish!