Gunkholing Around Harmony Islands

By Jan Ross, Harbors Magazine

It's the quiet you notice first. Even before the lush growth of dark green evergreen trees, the granite slopes scoured by glaciers, the snow topped mountains, and the waterfalls catch your attention. It's the quiet.

As we cruised along the gorgeous Sunshine Coast of British Columbia in our comfortable Un-Cruise Adventures yacht, the Safari Quest, we heard a few seabirds calling to each other, but that was the only sound as the smooth, emerald water peeled away from the bow, leading us to explore these beautiful islands. We were "gunkholing" - a term used in boating circles to describe a style of boating, meandering from place to place seeking out isolated anchorages. In addition, we were seeking places to kayak, hike, view wildlife and just enjoy the location.

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