Desolation Sound is a deep water sound in
It’s a favorite destination for boaters because of its spectacular fjords,
mountains, and wildlife. Canada
Prior to the arrival of Europeans the sound was inhabited for thousands of years by tribes of Native Americans.
The inside passage of what is now
British Columbia, was
first charted in 1792. Two expeditions
led by Captains George Vancouver of England, and Dionisio Galiano and Valdes y Flores from
Spain arrived the same summer and cooperated in the mapping of the area. Canada
I think he was having a bad day. He’d been sent there to find a water passage across
didn’t exist, and had just discovered the Spanish had already been there months
ahead of him. Canada
Of course his living conditions probably weren’t as pleasant as ours. Even though our cabins were “cozy;” the company was friendly, the ride on the restored boat was an adventure and a joy, and the food was the definition of delicious.
Ballenas Light in the
Strait of Georgia
and cruising through the San Juan Islands of Puget Sound, we stopped for
provisions in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island and
then continued on across the Strait of Georgia.
Schooner being passed by a “Super Ferry” in the
San Juan Islands
Though we got caught in a downpour in
most of the weather had been sunny or overcast with only a breeze to fill the sails of pleasure craft.
Desolation Sound from the deck of the David B