Pushing to get back to Seattle
Desolation Sound was the next destination prior to hitting Straits of Georgia again. There was a bit of anxiety after our transit northbound when we had to head back and had to hunker down for a day. We were pouring over the weather models and deciding the right time to go. We staged on Desolation Sound in Refuge Cove where we found a nice dock and store with fresh vegetables.
We arrived early enough for only a cursory walk around. It was a short day in preparation for the long trip back. Our plan was to do a long day and visit Ganges Marina on Salt Spring Island. That is a nice place to spend a couple of days.
The departure was pretty spectacular at 5:00 AM
Church House to Area B (Discovery Islands/Mainland Inlets)
Time: 3 h 9 m ( 12:48 to 15:58 ) Distance: 17.04 nm
Fuel: 2.85 Gallons Fuel Rate: 0.90 GPH Fuel Economy: 5.97 NM/G
Avg Speed: 7.41 kn Max Speed: 8.32 kn
Engine Runtime Start: 2903.90 Hours Runtime End: 2906.60 Hours Fuel: 2.85 Gallons Fuel Rate: 0.90 GPH Fuel Rate Max: 3.57 GPH Avg RPM: 1075.08 Max RPM: 1317.25 Avg Oil Pressure: 50.41 Low Oil Pressure: 0.58 Avg Temperature: 164.73 Max Temperature: 194.00