12 Aug The Broughton Archipelago Marine Provincial Park & preparing for journey on the outside
We had a little time before heading back South, so we took a quick tour to the Broughtons. We left Sointula on July 31 and actually were able to SAIL for 3-4 hours. Our first night we anchored in Napier Bay and were treated to a beautiful rainbow. We also anchored in Turnbull Cove (went for a little hike, up and over to Huaskin Lake) and Nimmo Bay.
On August 4 we arrived in Sullivan Bay. As we were motoring to our slip we noticed La Vie en Rose, from Park City! As we docked we were greeted by Ann of Bob & Ann of Charisma, friends from Port Townsend! On day two, Kevin and Gina of s/v Raven arrived! We were now able to confirm our plans for our ocean sail down the West coast of Vancouver Island. Yahoo!
We decided to go back to Sointula to prepare for our trip down the coast. On our way back, we anchored in Joe’s Cove and Beware Cove. Once we docked in Sointula we worked on boat projects, laundry, shopping and some admin work. We headed to Port McNeil for one additional stop to re-provision. The hard part about planning these journeys are that you do not know how long you will be “out there”. The trips are planned around the weather (wind), and we do not know what Mother Nature will bring us. For this trip we were figuring between 7 & 21 days before arriving in a port with supplies. We will be heading to Bull Harbor tomorrow to meet up with Raven, before our trip down the West Coast of BC.