Sept 13-14: Montegue Hbr, Galiano Is BCMonday 9/13 2010
Montegue Harbour, Galiano Island, BC (long: 48º 53" 715" / lat: 123º 24' 233")
Departed Telegraph Harbour 10:55, tied up at buoy #18, Montegue Harbour at 13:25. Traveled 18 miles.
We left Thetis Island in gray weather with the promise of brighter skies in the direction we were headed. Oh uh uh! The gloom continued all the way to Princess Cove, Wallace Island, our first choice anchorage.
Drying reef off entrance to Princess Cove.
This was a great example of why we plan our daily route to include a least one alternate anchorage or port. Princess Cove was tight and crowded. The unfriendly skies held the promise of unpredictable weather.At the helm, Capt. Rich gave it the big thumbs down. We moved on to a more protected, less congested anchorage at Montegue Harbour.
1. The biggest cell phone challenge yet. Rich was checking out winter moorage possibilities and every other call had to be made while cruising the bay in the dingy, finding and staying with the ever elusive cell phone signal.
2. Success in securing covered, okay to live aboard winter moorage in Anacortes, WA (one of my favorite places), beginning Oct 6th for six months.
3. More hiking in the marine park.
4. Due to continuing bad weather further north, we made the decision to start heading back to the San Juan Islands.