We traveled 870 nautical miles on this cruise of 36 days. The trip went as planned which allowed us to enjoy the stunning environment we travelled through without much worry. The weather was mixed with a lot of rain, without which we would not have seen beautiful waterfalls appear and bloom. There was enough sun to get a glimpse of the snow covered mountains that surrounded most of our route and inspires us to return. No bear sightings this time and we saw orca only on our last day in Canada in the Gulf Islands, but waterfowl, eagles, great blue herons, seals, white dolphins, porpoise, sea lions, and otters were plentiful. Most of all we were able to unplug and find solitude in remote anchorages that are quickly fading at lower latitudes. To this end the timing of our next cruise this far or further north will be about the same – from mid-June through July. Before most boaters choose to set sail north and definitely before peak season in early August. Even in The Broughtons remote anchorages are visited by more boats and the few small marinas are in high season in August making the experience less remote and too connected to the populated world that we seek to escape from on our cruises. We look forward to our next cruise north of the 50th parallel.