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Exploring Keats Island

Wow! What a perfect couple of days. Yesterday at 4:30pm we decided we might as well pack up and head to the family Summer cabin, Keats Island. The passage was fantastic. The Strait of Georgia was very kind to us and kept the waves down. My Heat Exchanger installation worked flawless. We left Sidney at just after 7pm and arrived just after 9pm. There were some initial issues with the boat in that it kept tilting to one side or the other. I think we will need bigger trim tabs. Seems to only happen when the gas tank is completely full, but when it does happen, you can hardly keep your beer from spilling. Not good at all.

Sea Ray Passage

 

Sunset in Middle of Strait of Georgia

 

Heading to Gibsons

 

 

Houses along North Galiano Island

 

This morning was a rather slow day. Caught up on some sleep and then made a massive breakfast of hash browns, eggs, turkey bacon and toast. All of this was followed by bedroom aerobics and a hike to highest peak. A place where there is a wonderful view towards Gibsons and sorrounding islands. Its only really Summer here for 1/4 of the year from mid June to mid September; Three months in total. Weekends like this are a complete bonus and for that I am thankful. Massive Rhododendron

 

Honey Suckle apparantly doesn’t taste like honey…

 

The yellow Salmon Berries taste much much better than the red. The red are rather bitter.

Keats Island

 

Sunshine Coast Salmon Berries

 

Hiking to Highest Peak on Keats Island

 

Keats Island Highest Peak

 

 

West Vancouver Yacht Club was putting on some sort of Regatta. What a fantastic view from up here!

 

Keats Island West Vancouver Lookout

 

Keats Camp is amazingly affluent. They have it all; Ropes course, climbing wall, Performance Stage, Water Skiing, Wake Boarding, Tubing and a massive eating hall. I have no idea how much it costs to go to Keats Camp these days.

Keats Camp Playground

 

Keats Camp

 

Bitter Salmon Berries

 

I even managed to get the first swim of the season. Love it here.

Swimming off of Keats Island

 

Keats Island, Plumpers Cove Swimming

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Over 12 feet tall

 

Here is a view of our deck. We are damn lucky to be here.

Gibsons Panorama

 

 

 

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