After our time in Mexico, we have a hankering to go North.
Specifically, we are planning a 2-3-month long cruise to:
- Princess Louisa Inlet: Strangely, we've never been to this world famous cruising destination. It's time we went, and going in late May should mean lots of waterfalls and lack of crowds.
- After Princess Louisa, we plan to head to the central coast, North of Vancouver Island and Cape Caution (via Desolation Sound and the Broughtons). Never really crowded, June will be pretty quiet. We've been here before (2002, 2007, 2011) and miss it. Fantastic, wild and dramatic (but protected) anchorages, wilderness, great salmon fishing*, uncrowded.
- After the central coast, we currently plan to cruise down the West (wild) coast of Vancouver Island. Open ocean, rugged coast, protected anchorages. North of Estevan Point (north of Clayquot Sound) is especially beautiful and uncrowded (with good salmon fishing). [We could change our mind, however, depending on our tolerance by July for fog, cool weather, and isolation, as well as our hankering to get home to the mountains (Whistler) for hiking and backpacking.]
|Rescue Bay: a favourite B.C. Central Coast anchorage|
* We've not been real successful fishing (for salmon) -- the central BC coast is the only place we've caught salmon -- so we need all the help we can get.