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Hike to an Old Goldmine

Hike to an Old Goldmine

Been as far as Desolation and haven’t ventured further, take a break from the warm waters and hike to an old goldmine! East Thurlow Island was once the home of an active gold mine. Shoal Bay as we know it today is the home of a rustic marina, but it once was an active gold mine town with a school and two hotels. As with most logging and mining activity, once the mine shut down some of the equipment was…

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Selby Cove Hike

Selby Cove Hike

Selby Cove on Prevost Island is a lovely anchorage. The anchorage is protected from most winds and is one of my favourite places in the gulf islands to watch the sunset. While I loved the view from the anchorage, I didn’t love the fact that it didn’t offer me any hiking options, ….until I realized it did! The access to the hike is in a little indent at the base of a mosey rock in deep water. I would recommend a…

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Pendrall Sound Hike

Pendrall Sound Hike

Pendrall Sound from appearances may appear to have no options for some land exercise, but anchoring by the lagoon  there is a little jaunt to get access to the logging road that goes for miles! The first few times were in Pendrall Sound we could see the logging road through the trees, but hadn’t really made the effort to figure out how to get easy access to it. One afternoon while hanging out in the cockpit we noticed some people…

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Jedediah Island!

Jedediah Island!

Jedediah is one of my favourite islands. Between having a picnic in the old orchard and exploring the island via the countless sheep and goat trails, your time at Jedediah will go quickly. There’s a few main trails on the island leading to the old farm and beaches, and when you get tired of those, there’s a hike to the highest point on the island. There’s two ways up, one longer and more gradual, while the other one is a…

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Tenedos Bay, Bold Head Hike

Tenedos Bay, Bold Head Hike

There’s a fantastic short hike to the summit of Bold Head that starts in cove inside Tendos Bay, just below Bold Head. While cruising I don’t always like to commit to a long hike, so finding a balance between getting some exercise and still having time to nap and late afternoon happy hour can be hard. Yes, first world problems really. I was super happy to find this hike, it’s short but intense and you it ends with a gorgeous view….

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