The high wind warnings persist so the crew is OK with early morning departures in hopes of minimizing exposure to the winds. By 6am we've departed Work Bay. It is a fine anchorage but there is room for just one boat near the head. Currents seem to run around the Bay so our nightly anchor track shows lots of circles.
By 7 we are struggling with the "anti-current" in Heikish Narrows but eventually prevail into Princess Royal Channel. It a long, long motor is gray skies with drizzle changing to rain, back and forth.
Four hours later after breakfast, naps, showers we're rounding Kingcome Point into McKay Reach when the winds blow. Gusts over 25 knots work against us and the seas to again produce a saltwater boat bath. Withing 40 minutes at Wright Sound, the winds moderate back to 8 knots and clam seas. Gray skies and light rains continue.
|Falls along Princess|
|Large group of "yakkers" (aka kayakers) near|
Union Passage in Grenville Channel.
|Water is flowing but falls are short with +17 foot tide!|
|Rain stops, sun pops, rain starts = rainbow!|