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Hidden Robertson Lake Part II

Hidden Robertson Lake Part II

Cortes Island is a hugely popular island in Desolation Sound. Offering options such as Squirrel Cove, Gorge Harbour, Von Donop to Carrington Bay, the island has a lot to offer summer cruisers. We’ve enjoyed many summer nights anchored off Cortes Island. Exploring the more unbeaten paths and anchorages are what we really enjoy. If you haven’t read the previous post on Carrington Bay, have a read so you’re not missing out on the full Carrington Bay experience – https://www.coastapus.com/always-listen-to-hippies/.  Cortes…

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Always Listen to Hippies

Always Listen to Hippies

In a previous post, Hidden Robertson Lake Part I, I mentioned along the trail heading back to our tender we met some local Cortes hippies that gave us some island insight. At the time, I was nodding in agreement that the place sounded nice, but really, once we were on our way I thought ‘a lovely person’, but that was pretty much useless information. …so you want to know what she shared? The women was welcoming us to the island…

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Hidden Robertson Lake Part 1

Hidden Robertson Lake Part 1

For all those times you’ve been anchored in Von Donop and wished there was a lake nearby to go for a swim, there is! There seems to be a lovely hidden lake that barely any cruisers know about since it’s off the beaten trail. We have been going to this lake for years and have only ever seen anyone else on the trail twice. Each time we’ve gone we’ve had the entire lake to ourselves. Yes, Cortes Island seems to have…

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