Today is our last day, touring the islands. We left Friday Harbor this morning to head to Hunter Bay, off Lopez Island. This is quite a large bay located on…
Today’s destination was Stuart Island’s Reid Harbor and a secluded, well-protected anchorage within three miles of Canada’s Vancouver Island.
It was optimistic but, our mission today was to try to spot a rare (this time of year) whale sighting in the 800-foot water of Haro Straits on the Canadian / United States border. We had no such luck, however, we did see dolphins, sea lions and some of the most turbulent and large whirlpools, we had ever seen, as the currents of low tide swept out of the Straits.
Our anchorage was very peaceful and the only wildlife we saw close up was a seal who came over to check out our boat. Now we are on the lookout for eagles.