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    A number of PaNNTOA members are planning to use this year’s rendezvous in Sidney as a jump off for a longer cruise in Canadian waters. Any suggestions for provisioning locations as you head up north? How about “do not miss” anchorages? This will be the first time some of our members have been any further north than Sucia!

    Doug Ford

    How far north do you think you will go? We’ve been to the Broughton’s several times and past Cape Caution once. We’d be glad to share some of our experiences.

    Gerald Guertin

    If you are departing from Sydney on the trip north you certainly will want to take advantage of the stores there to provision.  Thats are as good as you’re going to get.  Other good options as you proceed north are Ganges, Ladysmith and Nanaimo, all with decent stores easily accessible from you boat.  Once you cross the straits, Pender Harbor has a nicely stocked store.  as you go north from there Powell River is good, Lund is fair and then Gorge Harbor becomes the slightly disappointing norm.

    Do Not Miss anchorages are plentiful in every direction. Get out the Waggoners!


    Any tips on laundry? Do most of the marinas north of Nanaimo have laundry facilities?

    Gerald Guertin

    Most of the marinas have laundry facilities. Stock up on loonies!


    Thanks, Gerry! I’m planning to bring at least one loonie (and I love him dearly :)).

    Lawrence Moulton

    Don’t forget Campbell River, great shopping for all kinds of needs right next to the marina.

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