Leaving Montague Harbour, we sailed south to Sidney Island and the popular Sidney Spit anchorage, part of Gulf Islands National Park. Yesterday we were up early to use the high tide to get into the dock at Gartside Marine Engines for a service and a few minor fixes on the heater/hot water system.
The work went smoothly, and we were off the dock again at the end of the day, headed back to Sidney Spit to rendezvous with our great friends Ged and Ceal on Hana Mari, on the last night of their summer cruise. Being back on board Hana Mari brought back wonderful memories of many Swiftsure/Southern Straits/Van Isle 360 races where I crewed for them. It’s a beautiful and unique boat. So fortunate that the timing worked out for us to connect with them.
Sidney Spit really is an idyllic place on summer days like this. A long sand bar formed by the strong tidal currents in the area emerges as the tide falls and makes for a great beach stroll.