Monday, May 23, 2011

Powell River's Remodeled North Harbour

When we were at Secret Cove, Wayne called Jim, the wharfinger in Powell River. He said that even though the marina wasn't done, we could come in after 5:00 p.m. or before 7:00 a.m. We were early, so we stopped for fuel in the South Harbour and peaked inside our breakwater to see what was happening. The construction barge was blocking the entrance and busy working on the last two docks.

We anchored off Willingdon Beach for a relaxing afternoon in the warm sunshine. Kids were fishing from the float at the end of the breakwater, catching lots of little fish. Life must be good now that school is out for summer. Heading to our slip, the first sign that things weren't quite done was a sign: MARINA CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION.

Inside there were just a few boats. You hardly ever see a marina this empty. Soon it will be full, but not today. When we got to our slip, it was still barricaded by two old dock section. Since most spots were empty, we picked one nearby and left a message for Jim.

Friday, after I left for Bellingham, Wayne went back to the marina to move our boat. It is now in our slip at the end of the dock. It's nice and open for approaches and departures, but Wayne learned it can be hard to dock in windy conditions when you're alone. Fortunately, a couple watching from another dock ran to his assistance. We sure live in a wonderful place! -- Margy


  1. I was down having a look Sunday - there's a few more boats in since your snap was taken. And a steady stream of trailers using the ramp and parking in the lot below your condo. Nice to see.

  2. Everyone will be so glad when it is all done. The floats are very nice, but the waterways in between are pretty tight even without any boats hanging over the ends. Our spot may be challenging in the wind, but at least we have space to turn around to come and go. - Margy

  3. I think you're right, your spot looks like a good one. How wonderful they've redone the marina just in time for you. :o)
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel


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