Shoal Bay was amazing, a home away from home. Mark and Cynthia have created an amazing place for boaters.
I ended up anchored out just off the government dock. Before I even made it to shore I was greeted by a wonderful woman named Sunny. She brought me a little gift bag of some fruit and chocolate. We ended up talking about my trip and theirs. I found out that they had been cruising between Vancouver and Alaska for the last few years. Later, charts were pulled out and they showed me their favorite anchoring spots and a couple of hints about ways around more challenging spots in my trip.
After meeting with Sunny and Bob I wandered up the dock to explore. Wow, the place is great. They have a little pub with a deck that looks up Phillip's Arm:
Behind the pub is a cute little garden. I ended up doing some weeding. :D Has been a while since I did that. They also have chickens... fresh eggs. I ended up with 6. I am definitely sending some seeds to Cynthia once I get home.
That night the Go Fish game of all games happened. :) Thanks to AJ, Jonathan and Jessica. It was a blast.
The next night was Pizza Night. I was so there. A woodfired pizza oven in the middle of nowhere. Major happiness. Things got a little interesting at the end with one boat's bow anchor dragging... but that was easily taken care of. Ended up chatting late into evening with a kayaker. Which lead to the next little adventure.