After a restful night at Crease Island, we pulled the anchor for Sointula. Sointula is a small fishing village on Malcolm Island just across form Port McNeill. Originally it was settled by Finns in the early 1900s. It has a quiet marina and pretty town with nicely maintained gardens. Pat and I walked the town, visited an art gallery and played tag with a deer.
Alex washed the boat and chatted with a old-timer fisherman who gave advice about crossing the Nawhatti Bar and rounding Cape Scott, which we plan to do next week, weather permitting.