Tuesday, September 20, 2016
North Channel - Fox Island
Fox Island, just north of the Benjamins, has multiple anchorages, the best being a narrow bay on the southwest end of the island, known as Fox Harbor. The rock cliffs along the shore create a secure anchorage, but the entrance from the outer bay has a few hidden rocks under water. The harbor has room for multiple boats, and even more boats when they tie the stern to shore and raft together. The time at Fox allowed the crew to connect with some other Loopers and another DeFever. Of course, conversation, drinks, and snacks were shared in the afternoon, atop one of the rock cliffs. One in the group explained the term for such an activity - Rocktails. Our vocabulary has expanded along with our good times.
Fox is another of the uninhabited and public property islands. It is smooth granite like the Benjamins to the south, with intricate waterways begging for exploration by kayak and open forests perfect for hiking. In previous years Fox had the best and most prolific crop of wild blueberries. In 2016, the spring drought had all but eliminated the berries. A few images of Fox follow.