Broughton Point Pool
flowing quite strongly over the drying
neck of the passage. The tidal stream can
reach five to seven knots. It took better
than half throttle of the eight-horsepower outboard to manoeuver up the current through the rocks.
I would encourage not trying to transit
Carter Passage in a sailboat or powerboat, even at high slack, because the narrow section is littered with boulders that
were difficult and dangerous to navigate
even in the agile dinghy.
Once back onboard the mother ship it
was time to clean and steam a couple of
dungeness crabs we had caught at a previous anchorage. Once complete they
were put on ice to chill in time for dinner. We are able to keep crab alive with
a five-gallon bucket with two-inch holes
cut into it, tied off to a cleat and hung
over the side. When travelling we pull
the bucket up, place some ice in it covering the crabs and tie it to the transom.
When we arrive at our destination the
bucket with the crabs is placed back in
After dinner the tide was out providing
a perfect opportunity to go ashore and
comb the beach around Broughton Point
and the pool. We enjoyed a tranquil evening with mirror-like waters.
We awoke the following morning to a
falling tide that exposed the tombolo between Broughton Point and the islet. We
had 20 feet of water beneath Easy
but the low water made for some interesting photo opportunities.
It long before it was time to head
for our next anchorage. We weighed
anchor and headed out to retrieve the
prawn traps we had set the day before. The first pot had a fish in it and
no prawns but the second pot had 16 of
the largest Spot Prawns I had ever seen.
These prawns defined the classification
of making a perfect crescendo
to our visit to Greenway Sound.
Moor, to explore.
Come and visit the new Port Sidney marina, located at the best entrance to Beacon Ave.
The marina now offers special group bookings, custom docks with a large covered tent,
showers and laundry and wifi. So whether you stay for a night or a month the perfect
location to Moor, and explore Sidney and the surrounding Gulf Islands.
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