Alexander and Roscoe Inlets

Looped around into Alexander Inlet, 24 nm of water travel to net 7 nm as a crow might fly.  Another lovely spot.  Anchored next to a promising bear beach but no luck this time.  Then we headed back towards Ocean Falls to touch base with the real world.  Spent a couple nights relaxing in Ocean Falls.  It’s nice to be able to step off the boat for Popcorn’s shore duty instead of having to row her ashore, especially in heavy rain.

Left Ocean Falls to briefly explore Roscoe Inlet. We shared this anchorage in Boukind Bay with one other boat who conducted his anchoring with bull horn instructions to his first mate. Fortunately quiet prevailed afterwards.

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This was one of several days when steady rain reminded us why this is called a rainforest.  As luck would have it, we picked a wet June when it rained a little almost every day — fortunately there were only a few times this heavy.  It does make an ex-sailor appreciate trawler comfort.

One payoff is waterfalls everywhere, decorating the sides of every passage.

Anchorages along the Inside Passage sometimes have civil engineering projects installed by the First Nations people.  No concrete or re-bar but effective nonetheless.  This looks like a natural shape was turned into an artificial tide pool to serve as a fishtrap.  In some places you will see rock ribbing laid on the bottom to further trap fish, but this simply has the outlet raised.  Fish come in; forget the tide is going out:  instant dinner.  Pays off for centuries on a very small investment, smart engineering by early people who figured out how to live well along these bountiful coasts. Last Next