This cluster of islands, islets, rocks and reefs is part of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. To glance at the chart makes you realize that this is an area that requires careful attention for navigation. (Clearly a glance is not enough!) There’s such a variety of experiences that we met boaters who spend all summer here.
In this cruising area, rocks are everywhere: along the coast, at the entrance to anchorages, even in the middle of bays.
Once we were tucked into the anchorage, it was time to explore. Our dinghy, a Portland Pudgy handled the rocks with ease.
The hike across Effingham Island was well marked by past cruisers.
And we were rewarded by a spectacular beach at the end of the trail.