Sunday, November 20, 2011

Reversing Waterfalls on Hunter Island

Friday August 19, 2011
exit Lane Rock Cove
arrive Kinsman Cove, Hunter Island 51 55.68N, 128 09.50W
One of the reversing waterfalls at low tide.
If you are out boating by yourself, your time is your time and you can do whatever you want. Sometimes we loose track of time and sometimes we pay no attention to time. Today is one of those days. We enjoyed a beautiful morning, sipping coffee and reading, waiting for the tide to change so we could see the reversing waterfalls. Just before lunch, it looked like they might be maxed out for the morning, so we got in the dingy to get a closer look. In areas like this, where there is lots of water flowing back and forth, the sea life is incredible. Everything is competing for space on the rocks or seafloor. It is really beautiful.
Our next anchorage, Kinsman Cove, is a cozy two boat cove, but promises some interesting adventures for tomorrow.

Leaving our new favorite place.

Thursday August 18, 2011
exit Goose Island
arrive Lane Rock Cove, Hunter Island 51 54.73N, 128 11.46W
Sunset in Lane Rock Cove.
I am back to posting after taking time off to visit the grand children in Alberta and other assorted duties. But I need to get our summer trip finished on this blog before we start a new trip! Besides, thinking about all the fun we had this past summer makes me feel warmer as I sit at my computer and look across the harbour at the snow covered mountains.
Two days in the Goose Islands and now we are heading back over to the mainland. The wind picked up as we pulled up the anchor and we were able to get a nice motor sail in. Just as we were approaching the mainland, we could see a storm coming in from the west and hoped the other sailboat we were anchored with got away too. It would not be a comfortable place to spend the night during a blow.
We anchored in a little nook called Lane Rock Cove, just in front of an islet that blocks the entrance to a lagoon, creating twin waterfalls that reverse with the tide. It is a magical place.