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Airship | South from Prince Rupert: Whales, and more fun challenging anchorages

by Laura Domela 20 Sep 14:07 PDT
Pitt Island whales © Laura Domela

We left Cow Bay Marina in Prince Rupert in thick fog, which cleared gradually as we made our way south.

We cruised through Ogden Channel around to the west side of Pitt Island, and stopped at Newcombe Harbour for the night. The weather was quite rainy most of the time, so we didn't do much besides music and dinner and a movie.

The next day we were originally aiming for Anger Inlet on Anger Island (because how could we resist a name like that?) but at the last minute while poking around the chart a bit, we changed our plan. Anger Inlet sounds like a good place to take the dinghy exploring from, as a base, but since it was so rainy out, that sounded a bit less appealing than it did when we first made our plan. Markle Inlet (on Pitt Island) looked like a solid navigational challenge and a ways off the beaten path (honestly, most places out here are), so it piqued our curiosity. Here's what it looks like on the chart (the red arrow is where Airship did we get in there???):

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