C9 STRAIT OF GE­OR­GIA

Suncruiser West Coast - - The Iconically Canadian Sunshine Coast -

A. Drift­wood Inn - where you can spend time en­joy­ing the Sun­shine Coast.

1. Chaster Park – Swim­ming area, pay phone, toi­lets and potable wa­ter. An­chor­age with pro­tec­tion from north winds.

2. Joe Smith Creek – You are able to iden­tify the mouth of Joe Smith Creek by the fish­ing boats test­ing their luck. It is just west of Camp Byng; iden­ti­fi­able by large white let­ters above the beach. Res­i­dents along the shore are af­forded marvel­lous views.

3. Roberts Creek Park – Toi­lets, potable wa­ter, pic­nic sites and swim­ming ar­eas. Iden­ti­fi­able by the large stone jetty. De­spite what some charts say, there are no tanks on the jetty. An­chor­age here is not rec­om­mended. Bridge over the creek, tidal ref­er­ences are from Point Atkin­son.

4. White Islets – These are large white rocks that are used as marks in sail­boat races. They are marked by a flash­ing light on the west side. A seag­ull colony was re­ported in 1958. The S.S. Cowichan was lost 2.4 km (1.5 mi) south of the Islets in 1925 in more than 120 m (400 ft) of wa­ter and is home now to an abun­dance of sea life (UASBC).

5. Wil­son Creek – A small set­tle­ment iden­ti­fi­able by a large stone jetty. A rock break­wa­ter across the en­trance to Wil­son Cr. pro­tects the area.

6. Chap­man Creek – Be cau­tious here. A sand and gravel flat ex­tends 300 m (1000 ft) out and can be dan­ger­ous even at high wa­ter. Res­i­den­tial ar­eas on the east and west side of the point.

7. Davis Bay Wharf – No div­ing off the wharf and no bi­cy­cles on the wharf. Be­ware of un­der­wa­ter haz­ards and keep your eyes open for a fish­er­man atop one of the piles who is al­ways there. Beach and swim­ming area to the west.

8. Selma Park – Float be­hind the stone break­wa­ter be­longs to the Sechelt In­dian Band. Some an­chor­age with pri­vate buoys in the bay. Boat launch at the south­east cor­ner of the bay.

9. A large totem pole on the beach, which has a com­mer­cial barge load­ing fa­cil­ity in the cen­tre.

10. Sechelt – A pic­turesque com­mu­nity. Lots of nice beaches to beach­comb and a large va­ri­ety of shops. It is spread be­tween the Straight of Ge­or­gia and Por­poise Bay in Sechelt In­let.

11. Trail Is­lands – Some nice shel­tered an­chor­age on the north side of these four small is­lands. Be very care­ful of rocks and watch for tug­boats.

12. Wake­field Creek – Two large, white and green ten­nis domes ashore.

13. This bay pro­vides some good an­chor­age but be care­ful of the swim­ming area at the west end.

14. Sargeant Bay Pro­vin­cial Park – This is a bird sanc­tu­ary. The park has wash­rooms, firepits, and dogs must be on a leash. Good shel­ter and an­chor­age close to shore on ei­ther side. Some dry­ing rocks in the north side of the bay.

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