We've traveled this stretch 3 times and never stopped at Alert Bay, home of the U'Mista Cultural Center. Today we took a break from chores and walked onto the B.C. Ferry from Port McNeill to Alert Bay on Cormorant Island.
The ferry landing is a 1/2 mile walk from the Cultural Center. We're not usually huge museum buffs but feelwe short-changed this place with too little time to take it all in. It was fantastic!
This tribe/band takes great pride in their town. It's well-kept, welcoming, and rich in history and culture, made easy to experience for those of us only here for a brief visit. Impressive!
On return from Alert Bay, Ed and Jolene on 42' Kadey Krogen "Bennu" came aboard for Happy Hour. We met them in Anacortes a few years ago, saw them later in Port Ludlow, then at their winter home in Why, Arizona last February, and ran into them again here yesterday. What a treat!