We then headed to False Creek to visit our youngest daughter, Lea. It was sunny and hot for a change (isn't July supposed to be sunny and hot?) and we really enjoyed seeing Lea and providing copious amounts of groceries to the starving student. We also went kayaking with our friends, Nadine and Alan (way to go with the retirement plans, Nadine!!!). Definitely GOOD.
Then it was off to Pender Harbour, where we picked up Teresa and Mark for a voyage up to Jervis and Princess Louisa Inlet and the final prize of Chatterbox Falls. We started in brilliant sunshine and could hardly wait to see the sun shining on all the incredible scenery that this area has to offer. But Mother Nature can be fickle and the clouds and fog set in as soon as we entered Jervis Inlet. By the time we made it to the dock at Chatterbox Falls it was pouring with rain. Now, we could call this BAD.......but........it's the rain forest and there was something cool about seeing it in these conditions. Mist, rain, and huge volumes of water shooting out of the 90 odd waterfalls that surround the end of Princess Louisa. And of course, Chatterbox Falls was SPECTACULAR!
Finally, we headed to Jedidiah Island to enjoy some hiking and swimming, since the weatherman promised that sun was on its way. He was right on, for once, and we enjoyed some beautiful weather and even managed to dry out most of the boat. A nice little spinnaker run back to Pender Harbour to drop off Teresa and Mark and we are sitting at the Madeira Park Dock getting ready for the next adventure. Life is truly GOOD!
The Zinc Man commeth
Lea takes a spin in the kayak in False Creek
Apparently there are 90 waterfalls emptying into Princess Louisa Inlet...these are only a few of them
Teresa, Mark and Kobe enjoying the Falls
Vakasa at Chatterbox dock
Mark and Tony finally get to hang out in the sun at Jedidiah Island
Kathy and Teresa....or a couple of Jedidiah mermaids?
Even the dogs (Rizzo and Kobe) love a nice spinnaker run