Telegraph Harbor on Thetis Island

From Nanaimo we passed south through the Dodd Narrows with due respect for the currents we motored through at slack water with a 16 boat flotilla one at a time. Narrows like this one and Deception pass require careful planning as my boat only makes 6 knots under power with its 21 hp Yanmar diesel. Departure music was Handel’s “Water Music”. Weather continued hot for our 4 hour passage with light south wind on our nose. We settled in to our normal watch and easy go attitude entertained by Wilson, birds, an occasional Eagle and dolphins. No whales sighted. Ann would fix ramen now and then or Chile for lunch. On rough weather days it was peanut butter and jam. Telegraph was family run for years and we enjoyed our stay. Out in my wet suit to check zincs and found one max prop zinc depleted. So hot we spent the day in chairs under the tall cedar and fir trees. Arbitus trees in abundance as well. We stayed three days took on fuel and departed for Montague. Departure music was the well known tenor/bass duet from Bizet’s Pearl Fishers.

Kestrel out

Author: S/V Kestrel

Retired maritime executive and cargo surveyor.

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