Friday, June 28
Ron promised me a quick and easy stroll to Sagar Lake, with its unusual red sand beach, before breakfast and coffee this morning — but no, it wasn’t so quick or easy. The trail was quite muddy (good thing I wore my gumboots!) although boardwalks had been installed in places, and it was a good half hour both ways with lots of scrambling over roots and up rocks. Our memory of the last time we walked that trail has obviously faded. The forest was beautiful, though, when I could lift my eyes from my feet, and the lake was lovely and serene. Until we came across the pile of bear scat on the beach. Ron assured me it was old scat but we turned around and headed back to the boat (and coffee) anyway.
Leaving Codville Lagoon we could see that HB and her calf a little further north in Fitz Hugh, and other blows to the south, then entered Lama Passage for a quiet trip up to Shearwater. It was raining when we left and it hasn’t stopped since. We bought moorage at Shearwater Marine, thinking we would have good wifi service and could get caught up with blogging and business emails. Nope. It seems the good coverage is at Bella Bella and service here is intermittent. Oh well, we got showers and a good pub dinner, and persevered enough to get some work done. We’ve decided our turning point will be Laredo Inlet on Princess Royal Island and will continue on in that direction tomorrow.