2018 Mother Goose Alaska Flotilla: Leg 6, Day 14 – Lagoon Cove to Forward Harbour | NW Explorations


2018 Mother Goose Alaska Flotilla: Leg 6, Day 14 – Lagoon Cove to Forward Harbour

We sipped our coffee on the dock in the cool morning fog this morning in Lagoon Cove.  This marina makes coffee for everyone in the morning and it was a nice way to start the morning off with a warm and social feel.  We’ve all really enjoyed our stay here at Lagoon Cove and agree that this is a truly special and unique place.

We cruised out through the tight channel of Blowhole narrows and around the side of East Cracroft Island.  The first half of our route took us through small channels and along rocky shorelines covered in kelp.  We spied harbor seals lounging on rocks and eagles perched on trees.  Once back out in Johnstone Strait, a few of the boats even spotted Pacific White Sided Dolphins.

As we traveled, the fog lifted and blue skies highlighted the white puffy clouds over the mountains on Vancouver Island.  We anchored in the scenic Forward Harbour with a warm afternoon ahead of us for relaxing and exploring.  Ned and Peter from Grand Adventure joined us on a short hike over to a nearby bay.

This evening Jack and Jan joined us for dinner aboard Deception.  We shared a lovely meal together in the pleasant evening air.  This is Jack and Jan’s 7th charter with NW Explorations and they are a lot of fun to have along.  The rest of the boats enjoyed a quiet evening on board their own boats.  As the sun set, a small crescent moon rose in the sky above the calm anchorage.  As we’ve moved further south the anchorages have gotten busier and we no longer can expect to have the place to ourselves.  While the solitude was wonderful, it is fun to see the many other styles of boats and meet the others out cruising for the summer.

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