Back on the water after a relatively long “rest”/resupply in Nanaimo. Today was a great day. We paddled about 11.5 miles along the coast of Vancouver Island in some pretty big conditions. The character of the paddling seems to have changed. Whereas before we were island hopping and in quite protected waters, now we have the Strait of Georgia to our right, looking for all the world like the open ocean. The wind was from the east and not too bad, but had kicked up 4ft wind waves. Let me tell you, the 4 footers seem like real monsters, looming over your head as they approach, picking the boat up like so much driftwood, and for a second giving you an entirely new perspective as you perch on the crest.
We did fine with the paddling though, and continued along the coast and crossed to Southey Island in the afternoon. Pretty wild spot, it took a while to locate a campsite. Beautiful though, and we cooked dinner and went to bed early after a relaxing evening.