Well, almost. The overcast sky was really getting dark and it seemed that it was about to rain. We made ourselves busy getting underway and within a half hour we were moving out of the marina with the sky getting darker. In a few short minutes we were winding our way north through the narrow channel to the west of Coal Island, past the BC Ferry landing and west through Satellite Channel and it began to rain. Not just a little rain, but a downpour.
|Mt Maxwell and rainbow from inside the pilot house.|
|Mt. Maxwell in the clouds from the cockpit|
Visibility was reduced considerably as we entered Sansum Narrows. The only good news here was the flood tide. Just as we were at the north end of the narrows, out of the clouds appears Mt. Maxwell.
The rain stopped just as abruptly as it had begun. I stepped out of the pilot house and into the cockpit to look around. It was warm and smelled fresh, it had been a summer rain.
|The entrance to Burgoyne Bay|
The entrance to Burgoyne Bay beckoned with a Siren's Song. We had no intention of staying there but could not resist the urge to enter the bay and check it out.
Burgoyne Bay is the northwestern terminus of the low laying land that nearly splits Saltspring Island in two. On the other end of the valley, the south east end, is Fulford Harbour.
|Looking northwest toward Maple Bay|
|Sunset in Burgoyne Bay|
This is my memory of Burgoyne Bay