Big tides disrupt mooring buoys

Have any of the Qualicum Beach town council members had or used a mooring buoy in our tidal zones?

Have any of the Qualicum Beach town council members had or used a mooring buoy in our tidal zones?

A tidal range of up to five metres means that the buoy must be placed a considerable distance from the high water level. Assume a pleasure craft ties up to the buoy at high tide and comes to shore in their dinghy. As the party is in the downtown village, the tide is going out leaving an exposed tidal flat a minimum of 100 metres from high water mark to the water. The only way back to the vessel is to drag the dinghy to a place where there’s enough water to float it.

If the the vessel moors at low tide, the opposite will be true.

Other considerations — “jurisdictional and legal issues” — are minor, compared to the effect of the tides.

If the town wants to attract “marine tourism,” study the feasibility of building a full service marina.

Warren Bailey

Qualicum Beach

Just Posted

Multi-use village green space proposed for Qualicum Beach

Early development plans see a gathering space at the old bus garage site

UPDATE: City of Parksville buys 222 Corfield site

With the purchase, the city will not facilitate cold-weather shelter on property

Thirty trees destroyed in Parksville’s Cedar Ridge Estates

Damage estimated at $30K; city says vandals intended to permanently ruin the trees

Canadian Music Hall of Famer Steven Page to play Parksville

Barenaked Ladies co-founder performs at Knox United Church on June 1

Kelowna toddler suffers cracked skull after fall from balcony

Neighbour who found the two-year-old boy said he has a bump the size of a golf ball on his head

So, do you know ‘Dave from Vancouver Island’?

Ontario man searching for fellow he travelled with in Europe 50 years ago

RCMP probe if teen was intentionally hit with ski pole by mystery skier on B.C. mountain

The incident happened on March 20 on Grouse Mountain. Police are urging witnesses to come forward

Support growing for orphaned Okanagan child after father dies in highway crash

Family thanks emergency crews for assistance in traumatic incident

Pipeline protester chimes in on Justin Trudeau’s B.C. fundraising speech

The government purchased the Trans Mountain pipeline and expansion project for $4.5 billion

Baby boom seniors putting pressure on B.C. long-term care: report

B.C. leads Canada in growth of dementia, dependence on care

UPDATED: B.C. man says he’ll take People’s Party lawsuit as far as he can

Federal judge shut down Satinder Dhillon’s ‘nonsensical’ motion to bar use of PPC name in byelection

Canada stripping citizenship from Chinese man over alleged marriage fraud

The move comes amid severely strained relations between Ottawa and Beijing

Most Read