The usual low clouds and fog hung about until early afternoon on Tuesday (September 13), as we read, wrote, and relaxed in huge and placid Turnbull Cove. We needed to do some travel planning for the week ahead, and once that was accomplished, we raised our anchor and motored out of the cove, of which we’d been the only occupants since late morning when Paraiso had left.
We motored past the “Roaringhole Rapids” that were frothing over the rocks along one shore of the cove,
and then spent a beautiful, sunny afternoon motoring all the way to the end of MacKenzie Sound and then back to a small nook behind Turner Island that we had explored briefly in passing earlier in the day.
Soaring granite cliffs and majestic Mt. Stephens watched over us as we traveled,
as we greeted some seals (some swimming and several on some rocks near Turner Island),
as we viewed the nice-looking resort in Little Nimmo Bay, and as we admired the towering granite bluffs lining the sound.
We anchored in the evening in the little nook behind Turner Island and stern-tied for extra stability. From our reading in a cruising guide, we learned that on one green, grassy shore, sea asparagus grows, and that on one of the several islands in and surrounding the anchorage, a crab-apple tree used to bear some fruit (we saw the little tree but didn’t see any apples). We decided to leave any asparagus and crab-apples for the next guests!