Every spring we’re itching to get out there and every spring we’re delighted all over again with Clam Bay. A short sail north from Maple Bay in Stuart Channel past Tent Island, nestled between Penelakut (Kuiper) Island and Thetis Island, this is a spacious and protected anchorage.
One of the things we love most about this anchorage is the exposure to sun. After the long winter months of cloud and drizzle we can’t wait to soak up some rays and Clam Bay is the place for that. Along with abundant wildlife and an easy dingy ride through “the cut” to Telegraph Harbor Marina or Thetis Island Marina for supplies or treats, the holding is great and shelter is abundant for north or southerly blows.
Pictured below is “the cut” on an airial photo. Click on the links.
Omoo has been known to seek a quick overnight stop in Clam Bay while waiting for slack tide in Porlier Pass, only to extend that to three days of luxurious lazing and boat gazing at the multiple vessels that come and go, using this for a convenient stopover.
Once rested and ready to go again, replenished by the quiet nights and feasting on sitings of magnificent activity of eagles, raccoons, geese, ducks and seals, we carry on to further destinations.
But Clam Bay feels like our second home.