Croker Island to South Benjamin Island
July 7, 2010
The trip over from Croker to South Benjamin Island was short but full of navigational challenges. We had to retrace our previous course around Porcupine Island and then between the Sow and Pigs and Secretary Island. Then we turned west and watched carefully for shoals along the southern rim of the Sow and Pigs as we neared South Benjamin Island. We were somewhat familiar with South Benjamin as we had anchored one night here previously in stormy weather. This time we were seeking out one of the small little “hidey-holes” in the narrow rock passage on the southern end of the island that we had previously explored with our dinghy.
Later that day a couple of power boaters anchored across the channel from us. Each boat carried children the ages of Izzy and Hannah so South Benjamin became our very own swimming pool party for the afternoon. All three families mingled together while the children swam and played. Later we cooked dinner over a campfire and had roasted strawberry marshmallows as the sun set on a perfect North Channel day.