Tuesday, March 30, 2010
We spent an enjoyable time at Cable Bay and the Camp Caretaker, Phil Thompson, was a mine of information about the West Coast, as he had previously flown planes in the area. We left about 8.30 a.m. with a slight NE breeze at our back and headed for Stephens Bay. We saw a Navel Frigate go out of Port Nelson and later radioed up two large ships, also leaving Nelson, to let them know we were there. They had already spotted us. On a brilliant day, we made our way through the huge mussel farms out in the bay and after 6hrs we paddled into Stephens Bay on a very flat sea. Tonight we have the luxury of staying in our family bach right by the beach. As we arrived at 2.30 p.m., we've had the time to do the laundry, take a shower and just sit and admire the fabulous view (this is Margaret's favourite place). We've also eaten the apple shortcake left for us by mother-in-law, Mary and brother and sister-in-law Ron and Rae, for which we would like to thank them for and we're about to enjoy the steak and onions. It's good to be at the bach!!!