Rather than fight the current, we opt to "sleep in" until 9. Then we're back on the Grenville northward using any current in our favor. Gray turns to light clouds, then sun and wind as the morning becomes afternoon.
In Northern BC, Vessel Traffic Services on VHF Channel 11, is a great way to see if your AIS Class B signal is getting out. Ships that are participating in VTS must check-in at specific points along there route as noted the the charts. Class B and other non-participating boats are not required to check in with VTS, but their position is relayed to participating traffic over Channel 11. So transmissions like this: "Northern Adventure this is Prince Rupert Traffic, we have the tug Justin Foss southern bound with large tow. There is the non-participating pleasure craft Wild Blue northbound at Lowe Inlet", we know our AIS is getting out.
|The Northern Adventure northbound to Prince Rupert.|
(Note: Its AIS name is "Nothern" Adventure)
|Cow Bay's new City run marina is quiet so far.|
There is no electricity yet!