Thursday, June 27
Today’s plan was to head out onto Fitz Hugh Sound and get ourselves up to Codville Lagoon in time for a walk up to Sagar Lake. We were out in the middle of the sound when a large group of Pacific white-sided dolphins came towards us. They were leaping clear out of the water and dashing back and forth like crazy. A few approached Snug as they passed, and swam briefly in the bow wave, but didn’t linger long. At the same time there were a couple of whales off in the distance close to the mainland shore, likely humpbacks from what I could see. Then we noticed blows on the Hunter Island side — another group of four HBs were milling around. We slowed to watch them, and no sooner were underway again than we overtook two more HBs close together in mid channel. One was tail lobbing and generally fooling around, making us suspect it was a female and her calf. Man, it’s hard to get any knitting done out here!
Ron had read that there was Telus service at Codville Lagoon, but it proved to be very illusive and so spotty that we couldn’t do much. The day had started out sunny, but the clouds chased us up Fitz Hugh and by the time we anchored it was raining. We ended up staying aboard and just watching the rain from our warm and dry vantage point, and then going for a row around the bay in the evening.