If you are in a hurry to get back on the IP you need to reach Seaforth Channel. From Cultus travel up Queens Sound on a strong flood and blow through Raymond Passage to Seaforth. You will miss a lot if you do but will be back on task. Instead consider stops at the Goose Group, the McMullin Group and the transit of Gale Passage. That is a much more interesting route but more time consuming.
Crossing Queens Sound to Goose commits you to 7.5 NM of open water so conditions must be within your skillset. If that doesn’t sound like fun there are other options but if you love sandy beaches the area sheltered by Goose, Gosling, Gull, Snipe, Duck and Swan Islands provides more than you will be able to handle. It was recently rated as one of the Top Ten Beaches in British Columbia by Wild Coast Magazine.
Morning on Gosling Island
North of Goose lies the McMullin Group. The western shores of this stunning cluster of granite islets are pounded by the open Pacific and slowly eroded to sand that settles on the eastern shallows creating a Tropics-like environment. At low tide there is sandy beach in all directions. At high tide the water is a beautiful aquamarine.
McMullin Group from Islet 48
Entering Gale Passage
Just inside the northern entrance to Gale is a Heiltsuk cabin and a reliable source of fresh water.
Heiltsuk Cabin Gale Passage
Back Door to Joassa Channel