Can you launch from Boat Harbour between Cedar and Ladysmith

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    designer Paddler

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    Reading my 2004 Snowden Gulf Island book (NSA - relax, she's a different Snowden) two launches to Pirate's Cove are mentioned - one at Blue Heron Park and one at the end of Fawcett Rd. According to Google Earth, between those two points - and closer to my destination - is Boat Harbour. So I'm wondering if I could park the Jeep at Boat Harbour for about 4 days and paddle off.

    That said, Fawcett Rd. is supposed to have a public boat ramp at it's terminus. But I don't see anything there (GoogleEarth photo 8/18/16) that looks anything like a public boat ramp. So I'm wondering if the author meant Boat Harbour instead?

    An aside - the Silva Bay Restaurant burned down and the new one won't be open this summer (they will be updating their web page that erroneously says summer 2019). They will have a food truck with Vegetarian and Vegan options - for those who care.
     
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    A closer look did show a ramp at the end of Nelson Road (not Fawcett). But still, Boat Harbour is closer if parking for a few days and launching is allowed.
     
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    Answering my own question - one can launch from Boat Harbour but parking is $10/day. They have a restroom but no showers.
     
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