That’s Gabriola Island in the low distances, with Vancouver Island behind it.  A wonderfully clear fall afternoon – hard to believe it’s 24 nautical miles across there – looks like you could reach out and touch that ferry bound for Nanaimo.

Sizzling September

It’s been a weird summer in the Lower Mainland.

But forget all that.  September is smokin’.

Record high temperatures, and sun sun sun.

EB and I finally managed to get away for a few hours on the boat this afternoon. Most of the homeward bound sailboats were motoring up the Sound back to Vancouver, but we had a leisurely sail in the light southerly coming in from the Straight.

Howe Sound in all its glory.