I hate “rest” days. They are anything but. They are stressful and pretty much miserable. Tide was waaay low this morning and the 2 islands New Castle and Protection were actually joined by a sandbar, closing our south passage to Nanaimo. Waited til around noon to paddle over when the tide re-filled the passage. Moored amidst the big ships for our free 3 hours. Walked around and got oriented with town but everything was closed. Bought lettuce and some other fresh veggies and made a sub but it was not quite as fulfilling as I thought it would be. We’ve been eating pretty well so far. Not really craving anything in particular.