There are only 40 full-time residents but they have accomplished much in the last few years. They took over the marina and docks from the Canadian government and are in the process of updating everything. The recently built breakwater was done through much community planning and hard work while La Farge donated all the necessary stone. A perfect example of industry and the public working together for the good of all. The old displaced pier heads were being removed while we were there and the new marina office with a meeting place, laundry and baths is currently under construction. Way to go Meldrum Bay!
We paid a visit at the Meldrum Bay Inn for coffee and Internet hook up. Owners Shirin and Bob Grover greeted us warmly and gave us their story. They have owned the inn for four years, updating and making it their own, and love being where they are. Rooms can be rented year round while lunch and dinner are served during the season. Go to www.meldruminn.com for more information on the inn.
I took advantage of their super laundry facilities and had our two loads of linens, towels and clothing done in just an hour. Thanks Drummond Island Yacht Haven for such nice facilities.
That task done, we hopped into the dingy and explored the magnificent bay. On Harbor Island Dan spied a dark mink scurrying along the waterline and later we found this deer grazing in the grasses. The Island is a owned by the Nature Conservancy, to be preserved forever wild.
Our sunset was, again, stunning and we marveled at the ever changing sky. Later some folks launched a tiny floating hot air luminary and we all watched it drift up and out of sight. Perfect end to a superb day.