Al asked if this were our first canal. I had to think, for quite a while, but finally agree. Did we pass through anything like that on our Columbia/Snake River trip? Not that I remember. What about that channel by LaConner? No, the Swinomish is a natural waterway. Yes it's been dredged, but it's natural. 'Canal' implies manmade.
We had some conversation about ways this compared to THE canal -- the Panama Canal. The Panama Canal is between North America and South America. Pender Canal divides North Pender Island from South Pender Island. Both canals are in a north/south orientation.
|Between the buoys and around the bend to the left...|
(After a short 'Securite' call on VHF-16 before entering - to avoid meeting someone headon..)
|Theres a small bridge.|
|We are about as big a boat as can fit through!|