Not that far south, but to a southern location in Desolation Sound, as we make our way back 'home.' Grace Harbour is a pleasant anchorage in a small inlet off Malaspina Inlet at the south end of Gifford Peninsula BC.
We leave at 9A, 68 degrees, and take the long way around, first going north in Waddington Channel, then east in Pryce to Homfray Channel.
I feel a bit nostalgic as we pass Homfray Lodge, where we first met Mary and Casey last year, and give the lodge a call to say we are cruising by. They actually have a cell phone signal at this moment, and Scott invites us to stop in to visit -- still busy with no space at the dock for overnight moorage. Since we are traveling with friends, we take a rain check.
My photo of the Lodge is hazy over the water, so I post one of Nudibranch, given to us by owners Ray, Jocelyn, and Brenna Perry.
Seas are flat calm as we go near the entrance of Laura Cove, but encounter several logs. We miss them all!
I am always excited to see another Ranger Tug in the water, even though I am not able to identify this one.
The four hour cruise takes us by some fishing folks , two of which watch us intently, and one cannot be distracted from the catch he is bringing in.
Arriving at Grace Harbour we see a six vessel rafting, but know they cannot possibly have a name like Willie's Last Dance.
Willie of Willie's Tug,
and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
Thursday, August 8, 2013