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The Once Famous Squirrel Cove Bakery
Glenn
11/27/2011, Cortes Isl.

Squirrel Cove is a great sheltered harbour. Once you pass through the 60' wide entrance, the cove opens up to easily hold over a hundred anchored boats. We used to anchor and tie back over where the lagoon empties into the cove whenever the tide drops. Our kids enjoyed riding floaties down in the current. The condition of the bakery building was a suprise to see. We had heard that about 6 years ago, the baker had retired and no one had taked it over. His cinnamon buns were awsome! The baker lived in the house and had 3 propane stoves in his kitchen. The house was on floats but permantly beached. We bake our own now on cool days and the boat smells great!

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Pit stop in Refuge Cove
Glenn
11/27/2011, West Redonda Isl.

After a few nights in Teakerne, we pulled anchor and headed south to pick up supplies and fuel in Refuge Cove. Although quieter this year than past ones, the place is still a going concern! I don't remember ever being able to pull right up to the fuel wharf without being 5th or 6th in line in a hovering pattern. We had burgers ashore for lunch and bought supplies for the next few days (read wine and rum). After dropping off the garbage we crossed over to Squirrel Cove, found a sheltered spot and anchored in time for happy hour. We had a very unusual weather pattern the entire trip, breezy during the day but dead calm through the night. What a treat!

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Another view of the cove
Glenn
11/20/2011, Teakerne Arm

Another view to show how small it is. The sign is hanging on the point on the right.

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'Good Sex Cove'
Glenn
11/20/2011, Teakerne Arm

A little further into the Arm on the north side is a small cove. I don't know who named it or when, but I know that the sign has been hanging there for at least 10 years. You can really only anchor about 2-3 boats in there in settled conditions. One morning a few years back, we were treated to a black bear thrashing about on the shore in the bushes. It's a beautiful spot to wake up in!

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Happy Hour Setting
Glenn
11/18/2011, Cassel Lake Falls

Not a bad spot for our first happy hour! I love the sound of the falls.

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Official C+C clothing (circa 1960)
Glenn
11/18/2011, Teakerne Arm

Check out the t-shirt and very rare shorts! (thank goodness) I don't think we did anything else that day except put a dent in our rum supply! Good times!

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