I left Winter Cove this morning to stop for lunch at the pub in Port Browning. When I anchored there I noticed that the boat next to me was IBIS, a Beneteau Oceanis 351 that we owned from 2003 to 2006. The current owner uses the boat to teach sailing and we had a nice chat.
Later, I went on to James Bay on Prevost Island, where I had not been before. There is a nice apple orchard there, and a good 4 km hike to the lighthouse. The day has been very warm and sunny.
After Sheila left this morning, I came into Winter Cove on Saturna Island. This is a large, well protected anchorage, and only a few boats are in here. Nobody I know, so this is my chance to clean up the boat a bit.
I spent a day at Sidney Spit, enjoying the continued fine weather. Yesterday I went to Russell Island, which still has an old orchard. There are friends on two other boats here, and we picked apples, blackberries, and salal berries together. A very nice evening enjoying the fruits of our labour together, but not much boat work got done.
We are on the boat for two days and everybody is enjoying the hot weather and ocean. The bubble bath at night in our jacuzzi on board is also a great hit. Yesterday, we came into Pirates’ Cove, which features a real pirates treasure chest. Kind members of a local yacht club keep it filled with treasures, and the kids picked a few choice items. All the kayaks and paddle boards are in constant use. Today we are heading back.