I left Pender Harbour quite early this morning and continued north. I stopped for a visit at Harry Roberts’ cabin on Cape Cockburn for a visit as I had never been there before. Harry Roberts (1884-1979) was an important character in the development of the Sunshine Coast and is credited with inventing the name, though he blamed his grandmother for it. He built the cabin in 1938 and it is open today (see my picture below), situated on land that is owned by BC Hydro, the local power company, and managed by a caretaker family. Very interesting and a beautiful spot he named Sunray and he raised three children there.

Now I am anchored in the Harmony Islands Park, nobody else around. It is rather picturesque and there is a large waterfall close by. Unfortunately, my hunting was less successful as both the prawn and crab trap came up empty, and fishing by line is prohibited in this area. By the time I had figured out that the oysters here are safe to eat, the tide had come in far enough to cover a nice bed I had seen earlier. Well, there always is tomorrow. As I was sitting in the evening sun with a beer to console myself, waiting for my meat to defrost, a big blackbear came foraging to a beach near by and I watched that for 20 minutes. Very nice. And dinner was good too,