Anchored Sea Otter Cove, Vancouver Island
Arrived at Sea Otter Cove on the North West Corner of Vancouver Island around noon today. Overall the trip from Haida Gwaii was perfect and our only wish would have been a touch more wind. It was a combination motor / sail and motorsail. Stopped for a little fishing about 8 nautical miles to the North West of Sea Otter Cove on a 66 meter bump surrounded by 10+ meter water The chart indicated sand on the bottom so a perfect spot for bottom fishing. Dropped the line and immediately had a huge Ling Cod on the line that I decided to release as I wasn't sure on the regulations. While we were unhooking him, he regurgitated a 2 1/2 feet long octopus arm! Dropped the line back down again and picked up a tasty halibut in less time than it took me to bone up on the regulations for marine area 127. Superb fishing!
Dropped anchor in Sea Otter cove avoiding the mooring buoys which are made for more industrial vessels. Took a nap, ate some rockfish and spinach salad and then set out on a major dinghy expedition to do some beach combing and stretch our legs.
Weather is perfect today with blue skies and NW winds around 15 knots. Will head for Winter Harbor tomorrow.
Fresh Black Bear tracks on the beach.