We took a long trip of 68 nautical miles today, 40 on the open ocean. The weather was qualm and we are anchored in Fury Cove now. After a cool start it has warmed up now and we plan to have a party on the beach tonight.
It is pizza dinner in Port Harvey tonight, but first we get an appetizer of our self caught crab and prawns. We left at 5am this morning and stopped at an abandoned First Nations village to paddle, set the traps and recover from the early start. Later we came into Port Harvey to meet up with the group again.
Today we went through three sets of tidal rapids, saw loads of dolphins and a black bear swimming across a rather large channel. The weather continues to be hot and sunny. The fleet is now tied up at the Blind Channel Resort, in German family hands for three generations and we look forward to a Schnitzel dinner.
We stopped in Silva Bay last night and I took a quick bike ride around Gabriola Island (30km) and rather hilly. Today an early start and we are now in Pender Harbour on the Sunshine Coast. A cold front with lots of wind is forecast for tonight, then the weather should be fine again. It is very hot (23ºC), and Lisa even went swimming today, though not entirely voluntarily (she fell off the paddle board as we spotted a spider crab).
After a great night out at anchor at Russell Island, and lots of kayaking in morning, we are now in Ganges with the other nine boats going to Alaska together. Tonight we all meet at Moby’s Pub for a get together.