We got an early start Friday morning to get ahead of a weather situation - strong winds and gale warnings. As we approached Race Passage there was 4 knots of following current and 25 knots of wind - we sure didn't want to turn around! Our on-board meteorologist, Captain Dave, was particularly concerned about the lenticular cloud hanging on the mountainside ahead.
4 footers - trust me.
After we got through the rough spots, we encountered a pod of porpoises feeding, and they ran along side us for awhile.
Captain Dave was exhausted after hand steering through gales and waves, so he turned the boat over to the admiral. And it was a good thing he got some rest, because our destination for the day, Chameleon Harbor, turned out to be just as windy. After anchoring and putting out ALL of the 300 ft of chain we have, we decided against staying and headed for Campbell River, another 3 hour trip! Overnight at the dock in the marina we had winds of 25 knots with rolling seas coming in.
These are the flags at the marina - standing straight out from the wind!