We spent our last night in Prince Rupert having pie and ice cream with Phil and Uno aboard Got d’ Fever; it was great fun discovering mutual interests and learning more about Phil’s experiences in the military. We departed Prince Rupert the following day via Venn Passage, a narrow channel of twists and turns navigable with the use of Range Markers located on shore. When properly aligned, these markers help boaters stay in the deepest and safest part of the channels. We chose to go through Venn Passage as it greatly shortens the route to Chatham Sound for boaters heading north. As we approached Chatham Sound we encountered steep 3ft swells (referred to as fresh swell); we set a course to angle across the swells until we were in the leeward side of Mellville and Dunira Islands then took a more direct northerly course.
|Green Island Lighthouse|
|Got d' Fever and Uno at anchor on Dundas Island|
|Morning Light, Dundas Island|
|Morning Departure to Dixon Entrance|
|Beautiful Setting at Ketchikan, Alaska|