Sunday, June 12, 2016
Jedidiah Island has had several owners who have loved it well over the last hundred years. The Canadian government bought it from its last owners in the 1990's and turned the whole island into a park. There aren't that many islands that are 100% marine park, so we decided to check it out. Winds were supposed to start blowing hard up the Strait of Georgia from the southwest so we anchored on the northern side of the island in Deep Cove. After we got our stern tie set we paddled into shore and then hiked through the forest over to the old farm of the previous owners. As we broke out of the forest we startled a herd of sheep that still lives on the island. We wandered through lovely orchards with picturesque barns over to the main house perched on a hilltop overlooking a shallow bay. Hands down, this is the most beautiful house site I have ever seen. I can see why this island was so well loved by its inhabitants.
The next day it decided to pour buckets, so we took this opportunity to stay cozy in the boat. Rainy days always put me in a baking mood so I made granola, bread and chocolate chip cookies. Surrounded by yummy smells we played games together, relaxed and read. I have to say, sometimes it's nice to be forced to stay inside and relax.
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