Friday, August 9
Most important news today — Casey Christine Mumford was born to Steve and Lindsay at 11:13 am. Ron is a grandfather!
A pair of Common Loons was in the bay as I sat in the cockpit with my coffee this morning, and seals were making snorty and growly noises on the islet at the mouth of the bay. A line of seventeen mergansers swam from one side of the bay to the other. They usually seem to like to stay tight to the shoreline but they were venturing forth today.
Needing ice and a few groceries, we ran down to Heriot Bay, anchored among the local boats opposite the ferry dock and rowed in to the hotel dock for a quick trip up to the store. Drew Harbour (Rebecca Spit) looked so hot and busy when we got back that we crossed back over to the west coast of Cortes Island searching for more breeze and a more secluded anchorage. Again we were lucky to find a little bay with a beach. There is a small, yellow cabin above the beach but no one is home at the moment. We rowed in and swam from the shore — lovely!