2022 Princess Louisa Flotilla – Day 8 New Castle Island to Ganges | NW Explorations


2022 Princess Louisa Flotilla – Day 8 New Castle Island to Ganges

A beautiful blue sky greeted us today. After raising anchor, we pulled out of the anchorage and started to make our way to Dodd Narrows. This is one place that you don’t want to get stuck fighting the current. There can be a 9-knot current moving through this small channel when the tides are changing. We timed our passage through the narrows to go through at slack tide. We all made our way through safely and continued toward Salt Spring Island.

Along the way there were seals enjoying the warmth of the sun on almost every rock we passed. Seals are endothermic animals meaning they control their body heat. This means they like to take advantage of a good haul out to warm up out of the water.

Once we arrived in Ganges on Salt Spring Island and got comfortable in our slips at the marina, most of the crews took a walk into town where there is a Saturday market. Ganges is known as a very artistic community and the market proved it. There were beautiful handmade goods along with fresh produce and flowers. It was fun to wonder around and see all of the vender’s offerings.

This town is quaint and enjoyable. Many of us had dinner at Moby’s Pub which had live music and good food. The evening brought a nice cooling breeze that was refreshing after such a hot day. We all enjoyed watching the sunset from our fly bridges as someone on a neighboring boat to our fleet played guitar.

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