Sept 15: Lyall Harbour, Saturna Is, BCWednesday 9/15 2010
Lyall Harbour, Saturna Island, BC (long 48º 47" 840" / lat 123º 11' 308")
Departed Montegue Harbour at 11:50 on route to Irish Bay, Saturna Island, anchored at 13:45 in Lyall Harbour. Traveled 13.2 miles.
Irish Bay was too exposed to weather coming out of the SE. We moved on to our 2nd choice, which was more protected. We shared this anchorage with requent ferries using the dock just inside the mouth of the harbor and a mystery sailing ship. The ferries gave us long lazy rolling wakes and the mysterious schooner gave us an evening of music.
They had some kind of hootenanny, sit around the "campfire" and sing along up on deck for a good part of the night. When the evening mist turned to drizzle and the party moved below deck we were left with one question. Who were these guys? We never did find out.
The Mystery Ship
The next morning the fog was so thick you couldn't see where the anchor line met the water. Distant fog horns indicated the fogbank extended beyond the harbor entrance. We prepared for departure and waited about four hours for the visbility to improve.