Thursday, September 13, 2012

Day 90-Stopford Bay to Viner Sound

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Terri from Mellow Moments emailed me a few days ago and recommended Viner Sound as an anchorage (among other places…too many to visit in just a week!) so I figured I’d check it out.

After breakfast and pulling the anchor I cruised over to Viner Sound at displacement speed.  I passed through the Burdwood Group, which would be a marvelous small boat anchorage.  A couple of kayakers were camped ashore in one spot, and they’d chosen well.  A nice beach was right in front of their tent and the views were gorgeous.  I almost dropped the hook and joined them.
Burdwood Group, you can see the kayakers tent on the left
Alas, I continued to Viner Sound, and I’m glad I did.  A huge mountain rises at least a few thousand feet from the anchorage (actually, there are two mooring buoys to use).  A lagoon offers great kayaking.  Another BC Forest Service campground provides onshore accommodations.
The boat looks tiny compared to the mountain
The sun even came out for a bit
I took advantage of several sunbreaks to paddle around the are rather extensively and had a great time.

Around 5:30, however, the rain came back with a vengeance.  In the space of just a few minutes, it went from partly sunny to pouring and windy.  The wind didn’t last long, but the rain continued for many hours.  I’m glad I wasn’t out in the kayak when it all started!

12.4 nm today and 2,908.8 total

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