S/V Hello World's Travel Log

eggmont harbour

After spending a long day retracing our steps out of Princess Louisa Inlet, we tried to hit Harmony Islands, another BC marine park, but after attempting to anchor at least 3 times in 3 different spots were unsuccessful and our faithful Rocna wouldn't set, so we headed across Hotham Sound to Eggmont to stay the night on a public dock. Public docks in BC are great - you can stay up to 3 hours on the dock for free, and to stay overnight is relatively cheap in comparison to a marina ($0-$30/night - yup, some are free). The docks are barebones - no power or water - but they serve our purposes - mainly a safehaven if the anchorage doesn't work out and we're running out of light. Eggmont had a great trail to Skookumchuck Narrows which I hiked in the morning. The rapid wasn't running full speed, but I still wouldn't want to be out there in anything but slack water. In case you're wondering, here's what the narrows look like at their meanest - when kayakers instead of sailboats frequent them...

49°45.02'N 123°55.75'W

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