Monday, May 23, 2016

Cypress Island

From Watmough we had a lovely downwind sail to Cypress Island, Isaac executing a perfect jibe along the way. We had never been to Cypress before but were drawn there by the numerous trails that run all over the island. A double bonus was that Chris from San Juan Sufficiency would be there. We met up with Chris last year at Princess Louisa and were anxious to catch up with him again. We pulled into Eagle Harbor and snagged a mooring ball. A few hours later Chris rolled in. He bounded onto our boat in excitement and hugs were exchanged all around. Over tea we shared stories with each other about our adventures since last summer after we had parted ways. Then we all jumped into his dinghy and headed for shore. Cypress is Chris's favorite island so he showed us one of his favorite trails. Along the way he taught me plant names and which ones taste best. All the while he kept his eyes peeled for oyster mushrooms along the way. We eventually ended up in Smugglers Cove where a woman homesteaded alone for years on the island.

Back at the boat Chris joined us with a bottle of super delicious, homemade apple wine. We chatted away as I cooked a big batch of fried rice for us all. Over dinner Isaac and Chris talked web development and music. After dinner Isaac broke out the guitar and busted out some awesome tunes. Late in the night we said our goodbyes and Chris headed out in the darkness back to his boat. Thank you Chris for meeting up with us. It was so nice to connect with you again.

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