Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Rescue Bay, Susan Island, Mathieson Channel

Rescue Bay is the only good all-weather anchorage for boats wanting to pass through Fjordlands but not spend extra days there.  There is a drying rock in the southeastern part of the bay, and a shallow spot slightly north and on the opposite side of the bay, but otherwise depths are good for anchoring in much of the bay and there is room for quite a few boats.  We anchored in the southwest corner in about 13 meters with good depths within a few boat-lengths of shore.  It is worth the extra time to position your boat in the anchorage to enjoy the views north through the islands, the snow covered peaks are stunning.

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