Jervis Inlet the Strait of Georgia

The Harmony Islands Marine Park

Friday, July 24, 2009S.V. CAMBRIA

In desperate need of a place to dump our trash, we decided to make our way across Malaspina Strait to Texada Island and the town of Van Anda yesterday where we could also buy some provisions. But, as we came out of the protection of Dark Cove, the wind was blowing 18 knots on our nose, so we turned north into Hotham Sound and tucked into the Harmony Islands for the night until the weather passed through. We were told we shouldn’t miss the area, so this was a good opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. It’s a beautiful, but busy, little spot with a waterfall nearby that would be fun to explore in better conditions. We did manage to take the dinghy out for a tiki-tour in the channel, but there was too much wind to venture further than that. Maybe next time.

We left early this morning for Van Anda under better conditions and attempted to anchor in Sturt Bay. Neither of us was happy with the holding or the area, so we bit the bullet and tied up to the dock for the night to give the batteries a well-deserved deep charge. It turned out to be a good decision. One of the couples berthed nearby made crab nachos for dinner which they kindly shared with everyone along the dock. One by one, we all came around the picnic tables to thank them and ended up spending the evening together drinking wine and sharing stories of our travels while watching the sunset making a somewhat ordinary day extraordinary.

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