This is a sneak preview of what is to come when I complete “#10. Go to the Central Coast on Rugosa”. “Rugosa” is our 34foot sail boat.
I decided to post this blog for a few reasons:
1) I’m taking a course on Blogging and this is an assignment.
2) More importantly, I read a blog by Kira “Havasu Falls” http://venturecollection.com/2015/01/13/adventure-logistics-havasu-falls/
3) In my comment to Kira, I was amazed by her photos. Take a peak, I’m sure you will find the one that looks like a scene from a Disney movie.
4) Her trip brought me back to a trip we made to the Broughton’s off the Mainland of BC.
Boaters that cruise in BC are aware of two awesome books called “The Waggoner” and “The Dreamspeaker”. They are the cruising guides for planning trips in waters of BC and learning everything from, obstacles to avoid, where to anchor, provisions en route and more. We read about Lacy Falls cascading over the cliffs in Tribune Channel and a must see while in the stunning Marine Parks of the Broughtons. As much as the write-up was descriptive, it was beyond spectacular seeing the real thing.
Lacy Falls is only attainable by boat, or aircraft. From our marina, it takes about a week to get there. If you depend only on wind, probably more. There are many different routes. Here is ours in a condensed form. I’ve included a snap shot from Google Map to give you a better idea.
Pack boat, leave SCYC Marina, head north, navigate the rapids, passages, channels and inlets. Repeat further north. When you arrive in Johnstone Strait hold on. If the winds are from the North West they can easily reach 30 knots. Expect rain or fog. Once through, it’s easy sailing. Cross Knight Inlet into Tribune Channel and around the corner, you will find Lacy Falls.
Did I mention the wildlife along the trip? And don’t the falls look like lace?
When we head out to the Central Coast, we will go further north and beyond the Broughton’s and Lacy Falls. We will take our time, take in the beauties and wonders of our province and everything boating. We look forward to meeting the local people and those like us discovering new territory and adventure. I’ll be sure to keep you posted.