We left Shearwater bright and early Monday morning and headed up Seaforth Channel.
Not long after, we went by this picturesque lighthouse and couldn’t resist taking a picture.
It was getting a little roly before we got to the Milbanke Sound crossing so we decided to take a shortcut through Reid Passage to Mathieson Channel. This was a really narrow passage but we made it through unscathed.
We then came across a bright red 32 foot Nordic Tug, Sandpiper II, coming out of Rescue Bay and it was like looking at a reflection of ourselves. Pretty amazing what you can find in the middle of nowhere.
Our next adventure was to transit Jackson Narrows and they aren’t kidding when they say narrow. We thought that Reid Passage was narrow but it had nothing on Jackson Narrows. At one point I think we could have safely jumped out to the land on either side of the boat.
Just before entering into Bottleneck Inlet to anchor for the evening we saw our first Orcas. They were swimming up the channel and we saw fins and backs but they didn’t perform for us. Oh well, maybe next time. Bottleneck Cove was truly serene.
We left Bottleneck Cove early Tuesday morning in the sunshine but the day got overcast before long and it was a long, fairly uneventful trip to the village of Hartley Bay. We saw some pretty waterfalls along the way but not much else worth reporting.
We’re tied up in a little marina that seems to have been built for the fishing boats in Hartley Bay. We walked around the boardwalk but didn’t find anything besides houses so I guess we’re on our own for the evening.