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Slowboat Flotilla to Alaska - False Bay to Kanish Bay

by Slowboat Team 29 May 05:57 PDT
Bonito, a Fleming 55, underway in the Strait of Georgia - Flotilla to Alaska - Day 2 © Laura Domela

Today was all about timing our arrival at Seymour Narrows. Seymour Narrows is one of the fastest flowing tidal rapids in the world, with current that can exceed 16 knots, so we definitely don't want to cruise through at the wrong time.

We got to sleep in this morning, and didn't leave False Bay until just after 9:00 a.m. The sun was out and the sky was blue and it was a great day to be out in the Strait of Georgia.

Our plan was to arrive at the south entrance to Seymour Narrows by about 5:15 p.m. in order to transit at the 5:49 p.m. slack. We had the flood current pushing us along for much of the day and throttled back, but as we approached Discovery Passage the water grew more turbulent. Soon the flood turned against us, and we fought several knots of current all the way to Seymour Narrows as the flood tapered off.

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