That means email and weather reports if you are patient, a little surfing, but forget facebook and most any kind of downloads. (Even small ones.)
I’m not sure if I’ll be able to post this, but I’m going to try.
The Broughtons are an amazing world of green islands, rocky mountains and surprisingly few people. We had heard so much about the area before getting here, but you really can’t wrap your head around it unless you visit it yourself.
One blogger, who sails solo, described how overwhelmed and lonely he felt when traveling this far north. I can understand that. You need someone to share this with, to marvel at the beauty and then together, talk about it late into the night.
In Burly Bay we spent a week at anchor, completely alone, painting and writing and having fun. It is a small bay buried on the northern edge of the archipelago, near Mackenzie sound. There were bears and eagles and giant jellyfish with 15-20 foot tentacles.
The wildlife highlight was a visit by a humpback whale. I’m not sure what he was doing so far in, he had to navigate small channels and currents, just like we did, and Burly bay can get shallow. We were anchored toward shore in 25 feet of water.
But visit he did. He came in and the swam the edge of the bay, right around us, and then back out. I had no idea they would travel is such shallow water.
We are happy and loving what we are doing.