S/V Hello World's Travel Log

port hardy

We asked ourselves many times after leaving Port McNeill why we didn't just stay there...the protection was great, the people were fabulous and we were even getting a wireless signal on our boat. So why did we leave? We have no idea. It just seemed like the thing to do. Until, of course, we hit the 30 knot headwinds and 6-7 foot waves. Until now, we've had a very successful run with a puke index of 0. Well folks, we're up to one. We weren't expecting the ride to be so bumpy, so it didn't even occur to us to take meds for sea sickness. I won't make that mistake again.

We got to Port Hardy after the long slog and then couldn't find a place to anchor without a seaplane running us over or a logboom getting caught in our anchor, so we headed for the public dock. It was nice to be out of the worst of the weather, but the dock was still really rolly and windy, so we stayed for only a short night before heading to calmer waters in Beaver Harbour.

If you're trying to decide whether to stop in Port McNeill or Port Hardy to provision, we strongly recommend Port McNeill over Port Hardy. Especially if you want to anchor. Anchoring in Port Hardy sucks.

50°43.385'N 127°25.247'W

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