The cruising grounds north of Desolation Sound contain some of the most scenic waterways of the British Columbia coast. With the help of Best Anchorages of the Inside Passage, boaters are discovering this for themselves as they venture to more distant coves and anchorages.
The new second edition of Best Anchorages of the Inside Passage has been expanded to include the Central Coast waters north of Cape Caution right up to Bella Bella. In addition to the inside waters of British Columbia's South Coast, Best Anchorages now includes Fitz Hugh Sound, Rivers Inlet, Hakai Recreation Area and Queens Sound. The new edition also contains updates to its comprehensive coverage of the Gulf Islands, the Sunshine Coast and Desolation Sound. The anchorages around Johnstone Strait, Blackfish Sound and Broughton Archipelago have also been updated.Best Anchorages of the Inside Passage now covers over 225 anchorages from Victoria to Bella Bella. This new edition includes all the passes and main ports along the way as well as navigational tips for the various straits and capes encountered along this beautiful and challenging coast. The book contains more than 120 maps; over 450 colour photographs and illustrations. Includes best beaches, hiking trails, history and native culture, anchoring tips, flora and wildlife, and much more.
Previously updated in 2011 with the extensive knowledge of Captain Holly Scott from her many adventures in Polynesia. Additionally, we have received and incorporated many updates on anchorages and marina facilities from cruisers who are out there right now in the following areas:
In murky water, such as when the lagoon is churned up due to strong winds or a high swell breaking over the reef, it is also difficult to spot bommies. We therefore take advantage of sunny days to explore the lagoon and find anchorages for different wind directions, marking dangerous coral heads near the route on the chart plotter. In case of a sudden wind shift, we can always cross over to the safe side of the atoll, even during squalls. When planning routes, we work extensively with satellite images to get the big picture of the location, but also to find promising anchoring spots.
Sometimes reefs and sandbanks form natural harbors or at least breakwaters inside lagoons. Such shapes can be seen clearly on satellite pictures, and anchorages behind coral formations are of course particularly pretty and great for snorkeling. Unfortunately, waves can typically make it over such reefs at high water, so it can get quite bouncy.
If the sandy patch is not big enough to swing around with sufficient scope, environment-conscious cruisers float the chain using fenders or buoys. Sadly, we often had to watch neighbors fouling their chain in coral, either due to a lack of awareness, experience or adequate anchoring gear. Questioned about their motives, the reply is usually an indifferent shrug or paltry excuses. Recently, some old salts shocked us by stating their usual method of anchoring was to drag the anchor until it gets stuck in coral, as their Delta anchor would not set in sand. The results of such behavior are desolate rubble fields underneath popular anchorages, and anchoring bans, which then keep out eco-friendly cruisers as well. A fouled chain is not only an environmental issue, but it can also endanger the safety of the boat when the anchor is stuck in an emergency situation.
\"Maybe here - SouthEast is best\"No. I really don't want to be unkind, but please: learn a little geography before defending something like this against a good tip like the one \"south Asia\" wrote above.While these broad-brush terms aren't always defined with precise limits, common understandings include:East Asia: Pacific-rim countries from China northSoutheast Asia (historically \"Indochina\"): Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, etc. and many islands, but excluding Oceania.West Asia: Iran, Anatolian Turkey, the Caucasus nations, etc.South Asia: Sub-Himalayan Asia (specifically including India and Nepal).
QUOTE: \"Geography is fluid. Countries, with legal boundaries, change. As you point out, regions are even more flexible.\"^^^ Curious...have any countries ever/actually changed continents In the United States (and from a historical perspective), there has always been some ambiguity in terms of accurately defining Confederate leaning states as some sections of Tennessee/Missouri/Virginia were Union or Confederate biased due to regional political leanings as well as the practice of slavery.So at the risk of being pedantic (which seems to be where this thread is headed), what constitutes true Southern cookingAre African-American inspired dishes to be differentiated from what the white folks originally & ordinarily ate And does ethnicity enter into the picture in terms of culinary reference accuracyBarbeque technique/seasoning opens up a can of worms as the Spanish originated the concept, African-Americans perfected it & the white folks took it to the bank.As a result, there is much subjective debate regarding the best regional version/styles whether it be Texas, Carolina, Alabama and/or others. California not included because to my knowledge, there is no such thing as any original or particular California barbeque style...just southern-based regional stylizations & offerings.
South Asia or Southern Asia, is the southern region of the Asian continent, which comprises the sub-Himalayan countries and, for some authorities, adjoining countries to the west and east. Topographically, it is dominated by the Indian Plate, which rises above sea level as northern parts of India south of the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush. South Asia is bounded on the south by the Indian Ocean and on land (clockwise, from west) by West Asia, Central Asia, East Asia and Southeast Asia.The current territories of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka form South Asia.[note 2] The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is an economic cooperation organisation in the region which was established in 1985 and includes all eight nations comprising South Asia.
March 27 - The Atlantic OceanAt 03:00 GMT on Monday, Bullimore and his boys had a 141 mileadvantage in terms of distance to Marseille, but are 72 milessouth of Warta-Polpharma's latitude and have still tocross through the Doldrums which could slow them today. The disadvantagefor the Poles is that they are 390 miles to the west of TeamLegato and facing head winds.\"In effect, we are neck-and-neck,\"said Bullimore earlier. \"This could be a really close raceall the way across the Atlantic and I can see us finishing inMarseilles on 7th or 8th April almost together.\"
Another leveller is the fact that the Poleshave had to leave two of their number ashore after Richard Blockand Piotr Cichocki failed medical tests. The Team Legatocrew have been four short since setting out from Wellington,New Zealand a month ago. According to St James's Yachting, TeamLegato's weather routers, the Doldrums, that area of calmsthat divide the north and south trade wind belts and stretchright across the Equator are currently between 01 and 01:30'Nbut it will not be until they reach 04 N that Bullimore &Co can expect the 15-17 knot NE Trades to kick in properly. Theironly advantage is that they currently hold a 330 mile upwindadvantage.Positions at 0300 GMT 26 March 2001:
Having sailed for many years prior to headingsouth, Bob and Cary had a pretty good idea what the cruisinglife was like, but there were some pleasant surprises. \"We'vereally been impressed with the strength and closeness of thecruising community: meeting people from different countries,learning to become more flexible in our day-to-day lives. Andwe've come to appreciate the 'wealth' of having a simple life.\"They hope to complete a 'westabout' circumnavigation, but arein no particular hurry. Cary, by the way, is an accomplished nautical journalist. Wehope she'll share her insights in our pages in the months tocome.Irish Melody - C&C Landfall 38Dave & Linda Allen, Santa Rosa, CA
He and Linda have been fiddling aroundin anchorages all along the Mexican mainland and up into theSea of Cortez. \"We came to Mexico for one season and stayedfor six,\" admits Linda. \"The families we've met, fromLa Paz to Palenque, have been caring, wonderful people that wewill miss -- and we plan to return someday.\"During their stay, they've been annual volunteers on the humanitarianhomebuilding project at Chacala and have explored many inlandregions of the country -- a practice they highly recommend. \"Travelto inland Mexico is like visiting a different planet after coastalcruising.\" Taking a different tack on the typical SoPaccruising plan, they expect to do a slow South Pacific circuitover 3 to 5 years, flying home to California during the cycloneseason.YOTREPSMarch 26 - The Pacific Ocean and Cyberspace
Looking for current as well as recent windand sea readings from 17 buoys and stations between Pt. Arenaand the Mexican border Here's the place - which has further linksto weather buoys and stations all over the U.S.: www.ndbc.noaa.gov/stuff/southwest/swstmap.shtml. 153554b96e