I just finished my most ambitious excursion so far. Not much in the overall scheme of things but for me, 300 km is a huge step. Unfortunately I seem to have run into a little snag - all the harbours past Victoria seem to have no diesel
available. Sooke has diesel
but I can't get to it because of my 6 ft draft
. Port Renfrew has no diesel and looking at Active Captain
there is no diesel at Tofino or Ucluelet which are the next 'major' harbours going north.
Sometimes the winds just do not cooperate and motoring is the only way to go. How do people explore Barkley Sound or even further north given that their fuel
supply is probably not enough to motor
back down to Victoria ?
I was under the impression that wherever there is a fishing
fleet, there is a source for diesel .... but apparently this is not so
I hold 95 litres of diesel, enough to get me to Barkley sound but not enough to bring me back
I hate to think what the west side of the island is like.
People circumnavigate Vancouver Island but how do they deal with the lack of fuel