After a hiatus lasting several years we are back on the water
, for one of our first trips we decided to go to Silva Bay on Gabriola, from trips many years ago this was one of my favorite destinations, anchor
in the bay and have a nice meal at one of the marinas
and a night in a safe and protected anchorage.
We arrived late on Sunday and were shocked to find the anchorage full of "Private" moorings, next to nowhere left to anchor
, nothing like the descriptions in the boating
guides. Many of the mooring
balls seemed to have derelicts or half built projects hanging off them with the obligatory semi secured tarp blowing in the wind
. It was pretty disappointing, what was once a desirable location which left you with fond memories is now the complete opposite, it took less than a minute to turn round and high tail it out with absolutely no desire to return.
On the upside there are so many spectacular anchorages
nearby we were spoilt for choice.