Thursday, August 13, 2015

Almost the Benjamins

If you are familiar with anything in the North Channel, chances are it’s the Benjamin Islands, touted as the “must-see” destination in the channel for its sloping pink granite landscape. We couldn’t, of course, not stop and see this place while we’re here but we were a little leery about anchoring there given how busy we heard the anchorage was…and it was crowded. Besides that, it wasn’t well protected from the forecasted winds so we anchored on neighboring Eagle Island in a great little bay that was also busy, but had the room for everyone coming in. And we managed to find enough blueberries for a couple of blueberry pancakes breakfasts (in a year so dry and blueberry-less that people “haven’t seen it this bad in 25 years”).

The next day we took the dinghy over and did some exploring on and around the islands. We’re glad we visited, and glad we didn’t anchor there.  

On the ski slope on South Benjamin
A nice little cabin on the island
While we were out in the dinghy we swung by a couple other islands close to the Benjamins, did some trolling for fish and had a nice little lunch on shore. And all on a nice, sunny, warm day...that's what I'm talkin' about!
Lex and her pimp lean while cruising in the dinghy

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