Sheila went back to Vancouver yesterday and I headed north to spend the night in the Harmony Islands. Great kayaking at low tides, lots of oyster flats, but no bears this time. After a very quiet night, I am now heading into Desolation Sound.
We are now allowed to eat in restaurants inside in BC and we came into Pender Harbour today to take advantage of this and eat in the restaurant of the Painted Boat Resort, one of our favourites. We ended up sitting outside after all, because the weather is wonderful, and enjoyed a very nice meal. We are anchored in a part of Pender Harbour that is called Whiskey Slough, because 100 years ago when the loggers and fishermen partied on the weekend, the bay was filled with empty whiskey bottles. None of those around today.
Last night we anchored in Secret Cove, not secret anymore but very quiet. Today the sunshine came back and we went to Hardy Island to visit some friends there who have a cabin in a very isolated location. Fantastic place and a great hideaway to weather the pandemic. Tonight we are anchored in the Hardy Island Marine Park.
Sheila and I left Vancouver yesterday evening and anchored in Port Graves on Gambier Island. This morning we hiked up to Lost Lake, a beautiful walk in the woods. As the forecast is for rough weather for tonight, we came into Plumber Cove this afternoon to sit out the weather in comfort.
Plumber Cove: http://map.iridium.com/m?lat=49.402782&lon=-123.473125
I came back to Bedwell Bay in Indian Arm again. Sheila is busy in Vancouver, and I spend my days kayaking, doing a few boat chores and generally enjoying very nice spring weather.
Vancouver is still very restricted due to Covid, but restaurants are allowed to serve outside. Some got rather inventive with plexiglass coverings and gas heaters. We had lunch today at Lift with a view of the boat, and despite cool and cloudy weather, it was rather pleasant sitting in a nice place with good food.