I have been just horrible this summer about the blog. It sure did not help that Pt. Hardy Marina no longer has wifi, so I would have had to walk to town to find internet and there just wasn’t time or energy.
A quick update now.. We are in Pt. McNeill after a great trip across the Queen Charlotte Straits and back again for a week of salmon fishing near Spider Island, just past Hakai Pass (very famous for it’s salmon fishing). The weather was the usual rain, more rain, overcast, then one day of sun, then overcast. Of course we all complained on the sunny day because it was so hot! Typical.
Gar caught the largest fish up at Spider (though many big ones got away, you know). A nice 32 pound King – call Springs or Chinooks in Canada. The cohos were in abundance. Everyone caught as many of those as they wanted, then did catch and release.
On the trip back toward Pt. Hardy Bumble Bee (Bill and Judy) suggested we anchor in a place called Millbrook Bay just inside the opening to Smith Sound. The next day Bill took us sightseeing up the sound. We got to walk the beautiful beach on Margaret Bay and see shipwrecks at Finnis Hook. Saw more eagles, a whale, a logging camp.. tried to catch fish, but no takers that day.
We are heading over to Malcolm Island today to visit Logger Dan and his wife Denise. They live in Kent/Covington area but have a summer place here. Might do some halibut fishing. Then tomorrow we will start wandering further south.
Miss you all, but we are having a great time. Most the the gremlins with our boat have been passed on to others. We did have to buy a new coffee pot, though!