Spencer Spit to Montague Harbour

We’ve been out of Internet contact for a few days so I am trying to get all the posts caught up.

A few morning sprinkles and a nice rainbow as sunrise greeted us.

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Gulf Islands – Observations and Errata

We just finished two weeks in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia. We’ve been going there for a number of years. We try to visit old favorites and make some new discoveries each time we visit. This year, the weather was fantastic. Some years are sunny, some are wet, some a combination (this is most common). We had sun, warm, and flat seas almost the entire time. It clouded up one afternoon, rained in the evening and through the night, and was clear and sunny the next morning. Perfect!

This is what boating is about.

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Otter Bay to Sidney

The RCMP boat Higgitt departed this morning. An interesting boat. They need more antennas.

Shortly thereafter, it was time for us to make the short hop over to Sidney.

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A Fine Morning

The weather forecasters were right. It was rainy and windy most all night, but clear as can be this morning. We are back on track for perfect weather.

A BC ferry is just leaving the North Pender dock. Those two other tiny white spots on the horizon are also ferries.

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Thetis Island to Otter Bay

There is not much to talk about today. The weather took a slight turn for the worse with thick clouds and some afternoon and evening rain in the forecast. We left Thetis Island and motored three hours down to the Otter Bay Marina on North Pender Island.

I am always amazed at the number of floatplanes in the area. Most are de Havilland Beavers. None are younger than 50 or so now. True workhorses. This plane landed at the Thetis Island Marina this morning.

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