Friday, July 26
We got underway at 8:00 to ride with the tide (in theory) to Sointula. The Dall’s Porpoises came to say good morning and there were HB blows in every direction in Blackfish Sound. It was hard to avoid them — whales kept popping up on our route, including a female with a calf close beside her. The space at the Sointula dock that we occupied last week was empty, so we slipped in there again, feeling quite at home. For an afternoon adventure, we borrowed coaster bicycles from the Harbour Authority office and rode down 1st Street through town and then onto Kaleva Road that runs nine kilometres along the Malcolm Island waterfront. The whole route was flat so it was an easy ride that took us past farms and forest and ended at Sund’s Lodge. After dinner we set out to walk the docks on the other side of the harbour (there are two sets of docks behind the breakwater) but ended up walking right back into town, it was such a nice evening.