End of season

I took the boat into Montague Harbour yesterday to start packing up for the end of the season. Today was beautiful and sunny, so I went for lunch to the restaurant at the marina here. It is their last day of the season too. Tomorrow I plan to go into Sidney where Ancient Murrelet will spend the winter. I spent 102 days on the boat this year, the weather was great and we got to see lots of friends and some family. Hopefully next year travel will be back to normal.

Pender, Russell and Saltspring Islands

Today we took a three island tour with Andrea. First we stopped at Otter Bay on North Pender. Just as we anchored, a group of orcas swam by. We then hiked 9 km up a mountain (280m above sea level, but steep incline) and around Roe Lake (picture). Then we stopped at Russell Island to pick some fruit for our crumble tonight. For the night we are anchored in Fulford Harbour.

http://map.iridium.com/m?lat=48.767173&lon=-123.455533

Pender and Saturna

We spent the last 2 days going from pub to pub. Yesterday we pulled into Port Browning and enjoyed a nice pub lunch there. Today we anchored in Lyall Harbour on Saturna Island, walked on the island a bit and had another nice pub lunch before Sheila flew off to Vancouver.