Today we were back on the move! After being delayed in Nanaimo, it felt wonderful to get back out on the water and feel the wind in our hair again. Today’s route had us crossing the Strait of Georgia and anchoring in Madeira Park for the night. We arrived in time to explore the surrounding small communities and cook up some dinner in the evening light.
The day brought off and on showers and dynamic skies of light and dark and sunshine piercing through the clouds. The trip across the strait was a bit bumpy today, but our crews handled it like pros! They had grins on their faces as they surfed down the backsides of the waves.
The entrance into Pender Harbour takes you past many small islands, beautiful summer homes, and pretty parks. As we cruised, bald eagles circled above and called out from the tree tops. Lush, green forested hills encircled the anchorage and the air smelled of spring. A walk on shore with Fred and Andrea revealed many plants in full bloom: pink rhododendrons, red poppies, blue iris and white Madrona blossoms.
Bonum Vitae and Patos have both moved on to Grace Harbour today and we will be meeting up with them tomorrow. It sounds like they had a lovely day cruising into Desolation Sound Park. We all had a calm night at anchor as the winds had died down.