Reply To: for all of us who paddle Howe Sound or Tsawwassen

Nick Heath

In my view, the trickiest place locally  for ferry traffic plus other boat traffic is Swartz Bay.  There are 3 separate passages, E.W and N to watch for.  The sprint for safety (taking a perpendicular course to the direction of the channel) only applies to the deep-water channels between the red/green marker buoys. Once you are clear of a channel you’re home safe because the biggies will never go there.