Galiano and Salt Spring Island

We fell asleep in the hammock the other night anchored off Galiano island. Emmanuel strung it between the staysail halyard and the mast. I made popcorn and we snuggled together and watched the stars come out. It was like watching a movie, popcorn and everything. A movie that we would highly recommend if you are looking for something to watch.

We haven’t ‘relaxed’ much so far, we are both very social creatures, but there were a couple days in Montague Harbour where we started to try out relaxing. I think it can suit us.

We stayed three nights in Montague Harbour – the reason to be on Galiano was to connect and celebrate my friend Kate’s birthday, and after that, we didn’t seem to feel inclined to leave. We had an amazing potluck and fire along the ocean with friends. The next day we walked around part of the island and discovered some beautiful white shell beaches, small caves that have been eroded over the years and found sea asparagus to add to our dinner.

One of the days we didn’t even leave the boat, we hung artwork, swam, read and began our studies on how to relax!

From Galiano, we headed to Prevost Island for a night and hopped over to Salt Spring. We connected with our friend Rosie who gave us the locals tour of the island, to a lake for a fresh water rinse, a commune-style community, local cafe with amazing pizza and popsicles. We went back to Leela for dinner and as we were rowing our friends back to shore later that night we saw phosphorescence, which ignites wonder and glee every time. Rosie and Sarah had never seen this ocean magic. The only thing better than seeing phosphorescence is being with someone who is seeing it for the first time. It inspires awe and reminds us again of the beauty and magic happening if you happen to forget for a moment that the ocean is sparkling.

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Good food and better company

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Galiano Island Beauty.

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Perfect sunset perch

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We hung some art and Leela is starting to feel mighty cozy!.

We hung some art and Leela is starting to feel mighty cozy!.

Clamming on Prevost Island. We cooked them in garlic, white wine and butter.. Hmmmm

Clamming on Prevost Island. We cooked them in garlic, white wine and butter.. Hmmmm

Happy Sailor!

Happy Sailor!

With our friend Rosie and new friend Sarah anchored off Salt Spring Island.

With our friend Rosie and new friend Sarah anchored off Salt Spring Island.

Onroute to Vancouver, here we come!

On route to Vancouver, here we come!

Crossing Strait of Georgia Onroute to Vancouver and no one is at the helm! Our wonderful windvane nicknamed Henry is doing all the work. We are in awe of this wind powered automatic steering unit. (the red fin sticking up)

Crossing Strait of Georgia On route to Vancouver and no one is at the helm! Our wonderful windvane nicknamed Henry is doing all the work. We are in awe of this wind powered automatic steering unit. (the redfin sticking up)

One Comment

  1. Peter A. Green

    What a wonderful start to your voyage…… ps. it’s not too difficult to study the art of relaxing. From your current level, you are rapidly approaching’ post-grad’ status

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