Stuart Island and South Pender Island in pictures

Day 2 and 3 of our week boating through the San Juan Islands…

Morning light showing a variety of colors, fog to clearing

Morning light showing a variety of colors, fog to clearing as we departed Sucia

A colony of seals on the point

A colony of seals on the point

The San Juan Islands are so pretty and offer up a nice variety of scenery as well as things to do. On day two of our boating adventure we stopped on Stuart Island. 

Jan taking a rest from the helm

Jan taking a rest from the helm

For some strange reason I agreed to take a six-mile hike out to see Turn Point Light Station. I had been warned that there was some uphill hiking involved as well as rather steep steps to navigate. I should have listened 🙂

But I did manage to complete the hike with multiple rest stops and a good deal of sweating, with only minimal griping, complaining, and whimpering. No tears were shed.

I did talk my dear hubby into a decent back rub later in the evening…

Pictures from Stuart Island:

Light

Turn Point Light Station currently undergoing renovations

They have some REALLY BIG maple leaves here.

Departing Stuart Island

Departing Stuart Island

We entered into Canadian water as we motored toward South Pender Island.

This was a new experience for us, as we had never entered another country via small vessel. Docking at Bedwell Harbor for custom formalities, Tim, Jan and I waited on board as Mark took our passports ashore.

Customs clearance is done via telephone. He was actually speaking to someone cross-country. There are certain food items that can not be brought into Canada from the USA and visa versa. He had a complete list of what we had on board in case he was questioned, but Jan had done her homework ahead of time, and we had already eaten anything that we thought might be a problem.

It took us about an hour to clear customs, but most of that time was waiting for others ahead of us, and then waiting on hold for an available agent.

This is where we cleared customs on Bedwell Island

This is where we cleared customs at Bedwell Harbor

This is our vessel, the Allure

This is our vessel, the Allure

GRATITUDE MOMENT: Today I am grateful for calm waters, blue skies, and smooth sailing.

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About Tim and Joanne Joseph

Hi and welcome! We are Tim and Joanne Joseph and we have just embarked on our "next chapter". At a stage in life where traveling the world, taking pictures, and sharing our adventures with friends and family will be our dream come true.
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2 Responses to Stuart Island and South Pender Island in pictures

  1. Beautiful – and so interesting to enter another country by boat! Glad you had lovely weather.

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  2. f-stop mama says:

    Beautiful photos! I especially love the first one.

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