Friday, May 6, 2016

2016-09 Lambard Inlet to Work Bay

Friday, May 6, 2016

This is our 8th year cruising the Inside Passage to Alaska.  Each year we try new anchorages.  In 2016, for the first time we've anchored in Fish Egg, Lambard and tonight's Work Bay.

It's a 5-hour motor from the Inlet up to Work Bay.  The wind is supposed to blow but our route is within the inside waters so the outside weather doesn't necessarily penetrate.  This should be a flat water, low wind ride. We are off anchor at 8:30, pulling out of Lambard we bear right across Mathieson Channel open ocean entrance without big seas and through Perceval Narrows headed north up the Channel with a big current push.  At 10:30 we turn into Jackson Narrows to Jackson Passage and then shift to neutral, idling the boat just adjacent to he fish farm complex on the south side.  It's easily to connect with "Jackson Pass" wifi and we accept and release many emails while catching up with our digital lives.  After 20 minutes or so, w're back cruising.

Jackson Pass fish farm wifi.  Connect to your digital life here!
After Jackson, it's north up Finlayson Channel almost to the end.  There are three excellent anchorages we've found up this way.  Bottleneck Inlet is by far the most popular, so we have been forced to look elsewhere. Wallace Bight is excellent if you can enter and leave on a high slack tide.  Tonight's Work Bay is exposed from the south but the guidebooks say it's OK in a southerly.  We'll check it out.

Bottleneck Inlet, Wallace Bight and Work Bay are
three excellent anchorages in the upper Finlayson area.

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