Desolation Sound 2019: Day 3: Ganges to Madeira Park | NW Explorations


Desolation Sound 2019: Day 3: Ganges to Madeira Park

We woke at dawn this morning in order to get across the Strait of Georgia before the wind picked up.  The sky was cloudy, but the morning was still.  As we pulled away from the dock, the clouds became outlined with pink from the rising sun.  Despite the saying, we took the pink sky at morning to be a good omen for the day.

The early morning paid off and we enjoyed a smooth ride across the strait on calm seas.  Other than a few porpoise and BC Ferries it was a quiet crossing.  As we reached the far side of the strait the wind picked up as predicted and we happily tucked into the protection of Pender Harbor.

Once anchored in Madeira Park, all of our crews went ashore to stretch their legs and pick up any forgotten items at the store before we head out to anchor for the next few nights.  Madeira park is a small community complete with all the essentials, grocery, liquor, pharmacy, and bakery.  It is a popular summer destination along BC’s Sunshine coast, but the town seemed pretty sleepy today.

This evening Steve and Melissa from Grey Lady joined us on Deception for dinner.  We had a delicious meal of steak and potatoes and shared a lovely evening on board.  They live in Texas along the Mexican border and used to keep a Grand Banks 42’ on the East coast.

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