We went back to Sointula this morning to top up the water tank and the fruit bowl before we begin a major move to the south tomorrow. There were no dockside berths available when we arrived so we rafted to a local log salvage boat. Old Nanaimo friends, Wilf and Marg Bradley, were tied up (in our spot!) and we made a date for a visit later in the day. Bikes were available at the harbour office when we went up to register at mid day so we set off to do the Kaleva Road ride before our grocery shopping. It was a perfect day for a bike ride—sunny with a little breeze off the sea. Chores done and clean again, we’re ready to leave the Blackfish Sound area for another year and point Snug’s bow toward Gabriola.