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Foggy Bay to Prince Rupert

Date/Time: Saturday, September 6, 2014
Location: Foggy Bay to Prince Rupert
Weather: Light winds, Fog
Plan: 2 nights in Prince Rupert to provision; then south via Grenville Channel


Weighing anchor in Foggy Bay

With a forecast of fog dissipating later in the day, we took our time and left foggy Foggy Bay about 1100 hours. We passed two commercial salmon trollers on the way out, then didn’t see another boat until we neared Prince Rupert. Most of the day was spent motoring in one or two mile visibility until we reached Dundas Island where the fog started to clear. A little wind around the north end of Dundas had us motorsailing at over 7 knots, but the bulk of the trip was motoring in a glassy swell with no horizon–a rather monotonous trip.

The afternoon was punctuated by a small visitor–a dragonfly came to rest in the cockpit. He rested while we watched and photographed him (her?) then about 20 minutes later he stretched and groomed himself, then took off for parts unknown. Hopefully, the west wind took him to land, a couple of miles away.


I AM smiling.

The fog cleared in Chatham Sound so we had an easy trip through the shallow passage east of Tugwell Island, then Venn Passage into Prince Rupert Harbor. About 1930 hours we were secure at the PR Yacht Club dock where Elsie could finally have a good walk and we, a good rest.

Dixon Entrance is behind us now, one of three places on the coast where we are exposed to the ocean seas and weather. Now that we have entered Canada, we can stock up on meats, fresh fruits and veggies, items that we have learned not to carry across the borders. We will spend Sunday here, then head south on Monday.

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