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.
I brought the boat back to Vancouver and we are busy running errands and preparing for the next sets of visitors. In the summer, there are three weeks of free concerts at the local CBC building, and today Sheila and I met there to take a break, listen to some nice Latin jazz in the sun and grab lunch. Now it is back to the grindstone.
Sheila left with our friends yesterday and today I also left early with the boat as the Bowen Island ferry woke me up shortly after 5am. I crossed busy Vancouver Harbour, went under the Second Narrows Railroad Bridge (the charts say that I should have at least 1.5m extra clearance), and I am now anchored in Bedwell Bay in Belcarra. This is just across from Deep Cove in Indian Arm. Last week a bear plundered the picnic bags of beach goers a few hundred meters from here (https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/belcarra-s-white-pine-beach-remains-closed-due-to-problem-bear-1.4739202), but today there is not a bear in sight.
I left Keats Island very early this morning because a swell started to come into the anchorage. I spent the day going around Gambier Island, stopping to drift about while cleaning the boat and anchored in a bay to check on my second anchor. Tonight I am in Port Graves in front of camp Artaban, an Anglican institution that seems to have a lot of kids there right now. The picture shows my track in red.