A beautiful day in the fjords
After leaving Bella Bella there was a quick and reasonably calm trip through the ocean and then we headed back up through Klemtu passage. This was a very beautiful part of the trip. We were headed for the Grenville passage but we took it a bit slower and stopped in Khutze inlet for the night. It was a difficult place to anchor as the inlet has very steep walls and the depth is generally 500 ft. The guidebook said go behind the sandbar and anchor but I found it to be mostly rock bottom and getting the anchor to hook was difficult. This always mean a restless night fearing the dreaded anchor drag.
The trip was just awesome as we were travelling down fjords with steep walls and waterfalls.
I could post 100 similar pictures but they just wont convey the beauty of this part of the trip.
Khutze had quite a bit of current as the tides moved in and out of the inlet but the shallow area we anchored appeared to protect us a bit. We survived the evening and left first thing to hit the tides properly through the Grenville channel.
And the techie stuff again.
Area A (Ocean Falls/Outer Coast) to Area C (Butedale/Kitlope/Kitsumkalum)
Time: 8 h 41 m ( 07:14 to 15:55 ) Distance: 67.34 nm
Fuel: 16.16 Gallons Fuel Rate: 1.86 GPH Fuel Economy: 4.17 NM/G
Avg Speed: 7.98 kn Max Speed: 10.09 kn
Engine Runtime Start: 2604.35 Hours Runtime End: 2613.00 Hours Fuel: 16.16 Gallons Fuel Rate: 1.86 GPH Fuel Rate Max: 4.09 GPH Avg RPM: 1267.14 Max RPM: 1384.25 Avg Oil Pressure: 52.57 Low Oil Pressure: 31.91 Avg Temperature: 174.05 Max Temperature: 194.00