It was only fitting that the first boat trip of the year for my friends with three week old Lucy was to Lucy Island. We were fortunate to be invited along and I was beyond excited to spend the day at the beach. Before we could leave the harbour, the boat had some mechanical problems that needed to be dealt with, so back we went to town and Cowpuccinos for hot chocolates while we waited for the boat to be fixed. It didn’t take long at all before we were out on the water again and headed to Lucy.
We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day. Blue skies and warm sun on our faces. The kids needed only sweaters and enjoyed bare feet on the sand. I so appreciate the natural calm and contentment that the kids immediately feel when we come here. I think the island’s obvious disconnect to the mainland with the lights, noise, and other manmade distractions helps with this.
We came home from last year’s thanksgiving trip at the cabin, to the aftermath of a 158 km/h windstorm and we saw further evidence of the windstorm here on Lucy Island as we walked through the forest. The forest had so much light streaming in and I was shocked at the size of the blown over trees and their huge root masses now upright. The trail would have been impassable had a crew not come out to make way for the new boardwalk built from beach to lighthouse.
There were so many signs of early spring to take in on the pathway. I love this time of year!
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And of course I had to restock my shell collection since the giveway I did last fall. I found so many beautiful discarded shells once the tide made way for searching on the isthmus.
Cam and Keith got about an hour to fish before we left the island and caught one fine sized halibut. Perfect to eat the next day for a bbq lunch along with the couple crab we caught. I snapped a picture (below) of a female Dungeness before releasing her back into the ocean, with her massive ball of eggs. An incredible sight. I’ve never seen the egg mass so large.