We are heading to fabled Princess Louisa Inlet. The crown jewel that boaters from all over the world come to visit. The American author Erle Stanley Gardner is quoted: “It is more then beautiful, it is sacred.”
The trip is long because, after Agamemnon Channel, there is nowhere to stop. The mountain cliffs are said to plunge from glacial steps to deeper then 2000 feet of water, right at the shoreline, leaving not a single spot for a boat like ours to anchor.
We go all the way, or not at all.
To complicate things, at the entrance of this amazing inlet, is a nasty bit of water, Malibu Rapids. You must enter at slack tide to be safe. Mess up the timing and you have to wait 6 hours to try again.
Tomorrow, Malibu Rapids will be slack at 7:40 pm. It’s better to be early then late, so we’ll be leaving Secret Cove by 8:30 am after fueling up at the dock.
So many of our adventures seem to be in the big and important category. They are. Every destination is new, all routes are new, charted for the first time. We are relying on other’s information.
It should be a wonderful day of travel, filled with snow capped mountains, waterfalls, and wildlife.
Tomorrow, one of my dreams come true, we will be sailing up a fjord. I can’t wait!