- Perfect Pitch Adventurers 2023
Kwiḵwa̱sut'inux̱w Haxwa'mis First Nation (KHFN) buys Pierre's
We decided to anchor in Waddington Bay, a small secluded bay in the north east corner of Bonwick Island in the Broughtons. This was only after we went by the well known destinations of Sullivan Bay and Pierre’s at Echo Bay. Both of these places are closed due to Covid concerns.
Travelling further we nestled up to Lacey Falls. The falls may not have been at their peak but, they were beautiful to see just the same. The surrounding granite faces and struggling vegetation was difficult to capture in photos.
From there we cruised past Sullivan Bay. Sullivan looked quite interesting. It is a co-operative whose home owners jointly own the infrastructure. The homes, are significant float homes that look like a small suberb that could be anywhere in the world but these houses just happen to be bobbing in the ocean. Who owns these or how these got here, we don’t know but the place sure looks well kept. Further, it boasts a one hole golf course….hit a golf ball off a mat to a bucket on a floating green about 100 yards away and your boat stays for free.
We thought we would stay at Pierre’s for the night, famous for his Saturday night Pig Roasts but he recently retired. The first thing we were asked when we radioed asking if we could stay was whether or not we were American or Canadian. Americans can boat to Alaska and stop for fuel and supplies but are not permitted to stay at marinas along the way…yet.
Pierre’s, we learned, was just sold to the local first nations band (the Kwiḵwa̱sut'inux̱w Haxwa'mis First Nation (KHFN) as previously mentioned) and the deal had closed about ten days before our arrival. Our plan to stay for the night changed when we were informed the docks were without power hookup, wifi or other services open, so we decided to move on.
Our empty little bay we identified, turned out to have four other boats anchored. We managed to find a little corner and dropped anchor. For the first time on our trip Buttercup rafted up to Perfect Pitch....Buttercup is nothing without Perfect Pitch! This was very good fun since it was to be our last night with Buttercup and her crew.
While it was not a cloudless evening we were able to eat up top on Perfect Pitch again and gently discussed who made the best bolognese sauce. We all diplomatically agreed the one we were having was the very best…at that time.