Friday, July 17, 2009

Pinkerton Islands to Refuge Island


Improvised hummingbird feeder...
The hummers were so aggressive in this anchorage (flying right into our cockpit, trying to find something to eat around my head, etc), we finally decided to give them something to eat. The beer can has sugar water in it, I poked a hole in the side for them to feed from. I had to catch three of the little buggers to get them out of our cockpit, they kept flying in to find something to eat and then couldn't figure out how to get back out!

Friday July 17, 2009
Leave: Pinkerton Islands, 1430
The Frances Barkley taking a load of tourists to Ukee. Can you see the sailboat just coming out of the fog?

Arrive: Refuge Island, 1615
Lat: 49 01.63 Lon: 125 18.80
The scenery here is absolutely gorgeous ! On one side we can see the high mountains of Vancouver Island and on the other side looking west we can see little islands in the bay and the setting sun behind. We had 15 knots of wind today, but right now it is very calm. We are going touring in dingy after dinner and maybe try a little fishing. We saw fish jumping in the bay before we put down the anchor.