Friday, August 31, 2012

Cruising Desolation Sound, British Columbia

Time sure flies..., Here's just a quick word while we have brief internet access:  After lavish provisioning at Ganges and Nanaimo, we've been cruising in the Desolation Sound area for the past couple weeks, making a loop around Cortes and Sonora Islands and stopping in many beautiful, calm, quiet, sheltered bays.  We've seen some wildlife:  seals, porpoises, and orcas.  The snowy mountain peaks looming in the background in the hazy, cool late summer air.  The calm waters make dinghy travel like skimming on a liquid mirror. 

So far, our stops have included:
Cortes Bay, SYC Outstation
Refuge Cove for fuel
Dent Island
Chameleon Bay
Octopus Islands
Gorge Harbor.

There hasn't been much wind, so we motor all the time. There are a fair number of boats around, but it's not at all crowded.  The powerboats are starting to look pretty good, and we've undressing them with our eyes....

After a quick pause at Cortes again, we're off to Tenedos Bay before starting south again in a few days. Will post some photos later.

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