Departure is 0900 hrs from Pirates cove and today we are going through Dodd Narrows so we have to time our run on slack tide. The tables here in BC call them turns. Any time there are Narrows and swift currents one hears much about horror stories. There are plenty of them, but as usual if you go thru at the appointed time you should not have trouble. We are going thru after the ebbing turn, so if we are early we would be bucking the current. We are early and decide to wait some more. I scan the chart and find a sweet little indentation on Mudge Island where there is a sandy beach/cove with a private dock. I get out the stern lunch anchor and drop her in about 10 feet of water. With a good set, Joyce decides to make coffee and quesadillas which hit the spot. It is 1015. We weigh anchor at 1100 hrs and are thru the narrows at 1115. A trawler goes ahead of us, we are 2nd and then about 5 sailboats fall in behind us.
|we approach our way points from our Mudge island anchorage|
|Lt. Zachary Mudge was on the HMS Discovery |
with Captain Vancouver and Peter Puget.