Originally Posted by exMaggieDrum
We went around Vancouver Island in May and part of June. Almost no fog
and few boats. Depending on the weather
systems (unusual the last two years) it might be very cloudy/rainy or sunny/dry. Do pay attention to the tides and currents in all your planning.
The first thing that came to my mind is that you will be just sailing most of the time and not really enjoying the stunning beauty of the coast. It would be an adventure of course just going. You could spend several days in Barkeley Sound alone. August is the "busy" season, also known as Fogust, but last year we had very little fog
. Other years you would have been in deep fog for most of the month. Make sure you are good with radar
and have the proper charts/chips for the coast.
Have fun though - it is a spectacular place to cruise
I'm thinking that late May might be our best bet. I'm hoping to do two trips this season, one to the San Juans/Gulf Islands and this one; if we go in late May then that would leave August for San Juans and the Gulf Islands.
I'm hoping to take a day trip or two during the week while I'm at Tofino, maybe do some surfing or hikes or other things. I heard there is a bus that runs to Uclulet, maybe I could hop on one of the trips that head
to that waterfall who's name is currently escaping me. We may also be able to extend one of the legs a day or so so we could do an extra day in Barkeley sound on the way back. Ultimately it'll all depend on the weather
. I'll definitely be paying attention to tides/currents.
Thanks for your input!