Goddard Hot Springs to Scow Bay

The route from the hot springs to Scow Bay included three sets of narrows.  The first, Dorothy Narrows, was the trickiest by far and was best traversed at or near high tide.  We happened upon a fishing boat, Elizabeth Grace, who we let go past us so that we could follow her through.

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The other two narrows, cleverly named First Narrows and Second Narrows were very narrow but not all that tricky or shallow so we didn’t have any trouble negotiating them on our own.

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It was a really twisty turny route into Scow Bay and the last part to the head of the bay was full of rocks which caused some excitement.

Here we’re looking back at the rocks that we had to pass to get into the inner basin where we anchored.  In order to make it we had to hug the South shore right off the trees at the narrow part.  Thank goodness for the Douglass books that give us good tips on tricky anchorages!

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Later, we got the tender down and went for a little ride to explore the bay.  We went out as far as the entrance to the bay where we could see the Pacific Ocean and feel the swell.

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On the way back we stopped at a little beach and hiked up into a muskeg meadow.  It was really pretty up there.

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Billy hiked up higher than me and got a picture of Madeline.

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Here he is hiking back to where I was.

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After getting back to the boat we had a very calm, quiet evening and a good nights’ sleep.

At 6:40am on Wednesday a kingfisher started chittering right outside my open window.  Billy got up and was able to see the guilty bird sitting on the railing of the boat a couple of times during the morning.  Here it is on a branch overhanging the shore.

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It was super calm in the morning, not even a ripple on the water!

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As soon as the tide got high enough we got started back through the rocks and out of Scow Bay on our way to First Narrows Cove.

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