Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Day 5: A Little Detour to Louisa Island

Kurt and Beth relaxing on beautiful Louisa Island with Seapickle in the distance
Day 5: Croker Island to Louisa Island, then on to Killarney. Winds West/SouthWest.
By morning at Croker Island anchorage, we could tell the winds had died down and it was time for us to move on.  We made sure to tune in to hear Roy Eaton on Cruisers Net before heading on our way. 

RJ was about 6 1/2 months old at this point, and still taking 3 naps a day, so we tried to time our cruising time with his nap time.  He'd wake up around 7:30, we'd have a leisurely morning, and then by about 9 or 9:30 he'd be ready for a nap.

Captain RJ getting ready to call in to Roy on Cruisers Net
Leaving Croker Island anchorage

Heading toward Louisa Island
We had dinner reservations at Killarney Mountain Lodge, but we still had about 6 hours before we could check in at the marina, so we decided to detour to Louisa Island for lunch.  Once anchored at Louisa Island, RJ was awake and ready to eat!  We cooked up some quick chili dogs and had leftover pasta salad to go with it.  Even the simplest lunch is better on an island. :-)

RJ taking a quick lunch break with his daddy

We took the paddleboard to the beach, where I set RJ up a cozy spot in the shade to sit and play while Ben and I took turns paddling around the island.  We'd been wanting to check Louisa Island out for some time, since we first heard of it's sandy beach, which is a rarity in the North Channel.


Playtime on the beach!

Dana out playing on the paddleboard
Ben had taken the paddleboard to the other side of the island and was checking out rock formations when he heard a rustling in the woods that he thought was a bear.  It turned out to be a couple who recognized him and Seapickle, and happened to have commented on our blog years ago!  They shared stories together of dragging anchor at Beardrop.  Such a small world! :-)

Petry's Pet anchored off beautiful Louisa Island