Curlew Bay proved to be a nice quiet anchorage and I had a good sleep. A bit of a late start today, we are heading up to the village of Hartley Bay and it’s not far so no hurry. The wind was very light from the south and we sailed under the jib slowly up to Hartley Bay.
Hartley Bay is an Indian village and the last populated place before Prince Rupert. There are two other yachts in the harbour this evening, both are American. Bill off the yacht Nayeli helped me tie up which is always welcome when single handed. Bill and his wife are also headed up to Glacier Bay and will be travelling North on a similar schedule to me through Grenville Channel. The other American yacht is going south to Seattle from Sitka.
These people were the first humans I have seen and spoken to since leaving Klemtu last Sunday. Just by sailing west for a day off the inside passage route, I took myself to a part of BC that is uninhabited and quite remote. I saw Seals, River Otters, furry animals in the woods, Bald Eagles, Whales, Dolphins, a gruesome Jellyfish, multiple species of Ducks and heaps of trees. But no bears yet!
Nothing much going on in Hartley Bay on a Sunday night. It’s a dry village so no drinking alcohol allowed – I will sneak in a tot in the cabin. Tomorrow I will start up grenville Channel, just need to figure out the tides and current first. Total voyage distance nautical 556.2 miles. (That’s 1,030 Km in metric).
Logged 22nd May 2016