|After another gorgeous sunset on DeCourcy Island,|
|We were up early for breakfast, and so were these raccoons.|
|We head out for Dodd Narrows, and our timing is perfect. We hear there is a southbound tug with a log raft in tow. He says the current is still flowing about 2 knots, but he heads in anyway. We see him emerge very shortly after.|
|His little tender tug turns around and heads right back ahead of us. We are passing through only 15 minutes before slack current, but there are still a few little swirlies.|
|Just around the bend, Nanaimo waits for us!|
We decided to take a slip for the evening. It will make provisioning that much easier, and we want to explore a little and check out possibilities to winter over in Nanaimo. First stop -- Javawocky! for fabulous lattes and excellent sandwiches made with local products. Then we stop at a little gift shop, Newfoundland to Nanaimo, where the owner is a fellow boater and gives us some pointers about some of the marinas. We walk along the beautiful sea wall.
|If you haven't guessed, Nanaimo is famous for its bathtub races, and this is the escort boat!|
|A picture frame sculpture overlooks the tidal lagoon|