S/V Hello World's Travel Log

montague harbor

We were sitting in the cockpit having dinner and listening to Damien Rice on the stereo. Christy cooked an outrageous concoction of mangoes, chicken, onions and tortillas. Hello World was lying to anchor in 40' of water in Montague Harbor as the sun was going down. Not a breath of wind and about 70° as we looked around at shoreside forest of Galiano Island. Most of the time on this adventure so far, I'm fairly focused on something. What is that other boat doing? How is our anchor holding? Where is the wind moving to? What's the weather doing? Where did Christy stow the jelly beans?

But at this point in Montague Harbor, I had a moment where I realized just how cool this is what we're doing. Turns out, this little adventure of ours is pretty cool so far. Montague Harbor is very protected harbor comprised of a marine park to the north (with scads of mooring balls) and a great big roomy anchorage to the south. We first picked up a mooring ball and rowed into shore (outboard motor still not working, sigh) and walked the trail around the provincial park. Beautiful trail linking up white sandy beaches and beaches made of crushed shells.

After exploring a bit, we moved off the mooring ball before we had to pay for it (they start charging you at 6:00PM) and headed over to the south side of the anchorage to set the hook in 40' of water. After dropping anchor, it was a relaxing evening of watching reflections in the water. Also, I was instructed to do some website work. We're working on a way that y'all can track our blog entries on a map but the code isn't quite done. What can I say? I've been busy...

Montague Harbor Provincial Park

The massive mooring ball field at Montague Harbor.

Lying at anchor in the south end of Montague Harbor.

Christy calculating what time we need to leave in order to make slack at Dodd Narrows. And you really want to make slack at Dodd Narrows.

48°53'22"N 123°23'36"W


The Propane Chef said...

Montague Harbour: STILL one of my all-time Top 10 Anchorages. Good on you for being there!

s/v Gallant Fox

JT said...

We miss you every day! Glad you're out there though :)

Jason said...

Gallant Fox - we went there on your recommendation. Great call! Early season so there was only about 4 other boats in the anchorage. Tons of room to lazily swing around the anchorage in 0 knots of breeze.

Kim - we miss you guys too! Come north! Quickly! You can catch us, White Cloud is wicked fast!