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!
We spent some time the last two nights laying up on the flybridge. Just watching the stars. We saw several shooting stars and a number of satellites passing overhead. Living in the city, it is wonderful to actually see the milky way. We used to be able to see this often when were children, but not too much anymore.
Fair warning. Today’s post is going to be kind of long. We spent a good portion of the day hiking from one end of the island to the other. Princess Cove to Chivers Point to Conover Cove to Panther Point and back to the boat.
Princess Cove is actually in roughly the middle of the island, along the southwest side, and it’s a beautiful place to anchor with stern tie. There’s a dinghy dock for easy shore access, and the island’s 200 acres are almost completely accessible by trail – all but roughly 11 acres that are private. Continue reading →