We were lucky enough to hook up with our friends Stephanie and David (and Sally) on s/v Cambria for about a week. We all moved along to change up our backyard when we got bored. The Cambrians did a fine job choosing a few nice destinations with fresh water lakes and a nice hike in another. It is always more fun to spend time on the hook with dear friends. Before we parted ways, they even let us borrow lots of DVD’s for our evening entertainment.
So here’s a rundown of where we’ve been hanging out…Rosemary Spit on Quadra Island, Von Donop Marine Park on Cortes Island where someone anchored very, very close . This is when we realized we were moving much closer to population centers as each anchorage had at least 5 or more boats. With David and Stephanie we enjoyed swimming in Cassel Lake at Teakerne Arm, moving to Roscoe Bay with Black Lake for swimming and kayaking then off to the parking lot in Laura Cove on Homfrey Channel. It looked really odd to see everyone backed in and stern tied to shore. There was however a nice, easy hiking trail which ended at another cove, Melanie Cove.
The last couple of days Mike and I have enjoyed Comox and Courtenay on Vancouver Island. We took our dinghy from Comox up the Courntenay River (7 miles) to the town of Courtenay for lunch and a little shopping. It was a nice adventure on a beautiful day. These are a couple of nice clean towns which really don’t seem to be phased by a recession. That may be due to the fact that these towns are considered to be retirement communities.
Not much else to report other than our rendezvous with The Cambrians for the annual Jazz Festival in Pender Harbor next weekend. Sounds like lots of fun. Yahoo!