Yesterday we went to Galiano Island and visited Sheila’s cousin and the art exhibition of her husband, followed by dinner in the Galiano Inn. Today we returned to Ganges to celebrate Andrea’s birthday with dinner in Hastings House. Sheila and Andrea already enjoyed a massage in their spa, our birthday present.
We enjoyed walking on Sidney Island but came back to North Pender Island for lunch in Hope Bay today. This evening we are in Winter Cove on Saturna Island and Andrea took the Hobie for a spin (she didn’t want to go swimming).
Today we took a three island tour with Andrea. First we stopped at Otter Bay on North Pender. Just as we anchored, a group of orcas swam by. We then hiked 9 km up a mountain (280m above sea level, but steep incline) and around Roe Lake (picture). Then we stopped at Russell Island to pick some fruit for our crumble tonight. For the night we are anchored in Fulford Harbour.
On Sunday Andrea came to visit us, took two attempts due to plane problems and her luggage could not keep up with her. Great to see her! Today we all came out to Ganges to the boat and plan to spend a week together cruising the Southern Gulf Islands.
The watermaker works fine again and yesterday Sheila came back to Ganges. We went out for a nice dinner at House Piccolo. Today we headed South and are now at Tumbo Island for the night. After a cool and misty morning, the sun came out and we walked a couple of hours on Cabbage and Tumbo Islands.
Sheila flew back to Vancouver from Ganges yesterday and I went to Philbrooks to get some work done on my water maker. Today I came to Sidney Spit, which is busy but nice as always.
We came into Montague Harbour on Galiano Island today. Sheila’s cousin and her husband who live on the island are joining us for dinner. It was only 22 degrees today, which felt quite cool after the heat we have experienced in the last weeks.