GRENVILLE CHANNEL – BREAK OUT

Today it was my intention to have an easy travel up the Granville Channel and stay overnight at Kumealon Inlet.  We had a five o’clock start to get the ebb and made good time.  The weather was cold, overcast with low cloud and drizzle, but there was no wind and absolute calm.  When we arrived at Kumealon. I decided to continue and make the most of the calm conditions as north westerly winds had been forecast again.

We carried on and Arrived at Gunboat Harbour on Gibson Island at the top of Granville Channel where we anchored.  I had lunch and a siesta was needed after such an early start.  An hour later I was woken by a bunch of fishermen who were also using the anchorage for rafting up and doing fishy stuff.  As it was still calm and the tide was turning in our favour I decided to make a hop over to Lawson Harbour just off Porcher Island and anchor there for the night.

Today was cold again, its four days since we have seen the sun.  I was passed by an American sailor today, he had full cold gear on including woolly hat and gloves.  I feel better now, I thought I was being a wimp and needed to harden up.  But other people are feeling the cold as well, its not just me.  I will look for some gloves at the next port call.

We did eight and a half hours motoring today, there is no option when there is no wind.  We are now clear of Grenville Channel and into more open waters again.  Options for tomorrow are either Prince Rupert or Port Edward.  I may try Port Edward first as I have to clear out from Prince Rupert anyway. Total voyage distance 632.2 miles.

Logged 25th May 2016

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