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Old 26-12-2014, 18:27   #1
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Winter Cove Saturna Island

good day all i am curious if anyone has anchored out in winter cove in the winter months and if so how was the anchorage for holding protection. ive been there a couple of times in the summer but never winter and was thinking of heading there next week. thanks
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Old 27-12-2014, 08:37   #2
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Old 27-12-2014, 08:47   #3
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Re: winter cove saturna island

As I recall, Winter Cove has fairly good protection from SE wind and swell and the holding ground is sand and rock, not the best but more than adequate. The Gulf Islands are a wonderful, quiet spot to spend time any time of the year but in winter with very few folks around, it is one of the few spots to find peace and quiet... I'd go there in a minute! Phil
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Old 27-12-2014, 10:04   #4
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Re: winter cove saturna island

yes its a beautiful spot been there a couple of times in the summer just wasnt sure how protected it would be this time of year.
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Old 27-12-2014, 10:38   #5
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Re: winter cove saturna island

Active Captain lists ratings from about a dozen people who have been there. their ratings are very favorable, but most were there on the warm side of the calendar. Some note that it is rocky in the middle.
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Old 27-12-2014, 13:36   #6
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Re: winter cove saturna island

We anchor in Winter Cove frequently in the winter. We'll likely be there tomorrow. We've never had a problem. In the winter you can use more scope because of the lack of boats. We've also anchored at Cabbage Island in the winter. The Gulf Island are a different place in the winter.


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Re: winter cove saturna island

The tidal current pattern is always anti-clockwise and the electric cable across the cove make the S.E. quadrant the favored area, there is a shoal on the Northern part that makes it a poor choice. Sometimes a bit weedy but a nice anchorage and a beautiful and peaceful place all year.
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