A Night at the Slate Islands
Updated: Jul 31, 2018
On July 13th we spent a night at the Slate Islands. We traveled from Terrace Bay Beach to the Slate Islands Provincial Park, the ride out was very foggy so we had to take it slow.
Once we arrived at the Slates we decided to set up camp at the south side of McColl Island right near the Come and Rest. It is a nice sheltered spot, where you can easily dock, have access to an outhouse, fire pit, and a nice shallow spot to wade in the water.
Before venturing on to fishing we decided to have a shore lunch.
We decided to fish in Lawrence Bay. The water temperature was 49 ℉, we had the down riggers set to 18 ft.
Next up, we headed for a Hike to The Sunday Harbour Light house, in Sunday Harbour. The trail is well maintained, and took about 15 minutes to hike up to the light house. The Sunday Harbour Lighthouse on Patterson Island was built in 1903 to help ships locate the Harbour at Jackfish.
Once we returned from the light house Evan, Megan and Denis had fun skipping rocks on the beach.
It was such a nice ride back to camp. Once we were there we decided to have campfire burgers, and then go out for an evening fish.
When we returned to camp it was a bit cold so we decided to double up or sweaters and make a campfire. We roasted marshmallows and made up spooky stories about camping. It was a nice end to a wonderful day.
The next morning we woke up to the sounds of Loons calling, we made breakfast, skipped rocks and packed up camp. In front of the camp, there was a duck and a seagull wading in the water together. I guess the loon didn't like it much because she came up and attacked the duck!
On our way out we fished, and then headed back home in the fog. It wasn't long before both kiddos were past out on the boat from our fun adventure.
We are all super excited to head out camping at the Slates again very soon.
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