Logbook*: Bacchante Bay

The anchorage in Bacchante Bay (49 27.118N 126 02.071W) is a deep bay surrounded by high forested hills with a river at its head. The entrance after a great half day of downwind light air sailing:
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We had Bacchante to ourselves for 3 nights. The sun was out, the water in the bay was 20C and between the salty bay and the river we swam at least once a day. We’ve been living in swim suits and it has been great to have our swim ladder on the stern usable again. For those keeping track, we’re in Clayoquot Sound now – Hot Springs Cove is at the Northernmost tip of E Clayoquot. We’ll be heading to Tofino soon which is in W Clayoquot. This photo is from the mouth of the river looking back across the bay to the boat.
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When you row up the river you can see the salt water influence fade. Here, lower near the bay there is still a lot of salt in the water and thus a lot of kelp. We spent the day exploring, finding and enjoying swimming holes and picking a bowl of berries.
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Here, later, the water is mostly fresh and you can see there is just normal river growth. I’m scaling the slimy rock to get to some huckleberries. More dangerous than most sailing :)
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Picking huckleberries (Livia) and checking the crab trap (Carol).
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*A reminder for anyone who joined us here recently, logbook entries are for our own later enjoyment and tend to be photo dense and sometimes too wordy for a blog sound bite. Read at your own risk of boredom.

5 comments:

  1. Bah. Your water temperature is considerably above the forecast air temperature in Seattle for today: 16° C.

    Are you sure you want to come down to Seattle?

    bob

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  2. :)

    I don't think the W Coast of Vancouver Island will be warmer than Seattle this Winter and the storms might be a little "exciting".

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  3. Gorgeous! How cold is that water?

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  4. Really beautiful! Not boring at all!

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  5. @Jessica - "bracing"
    @MidLife Cruising - Glad!

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