Friday, January 3, 2014

A Turbulent Landscape

Roland Point, Skookumchuk Narrows

On a 3 meter (9.8 foot) tide approximately 200 billion gallons of water surge through the Skookumchuk Narrows, which lies between Jervis Inlet and Sechelt Inlet, at speeds which can exceed 16 knots. During my visit on the afternoon of December 31st, a guide noted that the speed in the narrows that day was approximately 8 knots (14km/h).

The video below shows the water in the narrows half an hour before the maximum flow.