Jedediah Island Marine Park

Jedediah Island sits in the channel between Texada and Lasqueti Islands. It was owned by a series of owners for almost 100 years until the 1990s when the last owners, the Palmers, sold it to the government for park use (at a price they couldn’t refuse).

It’s a little tough to access. It’s about 10 kilometers by mostly open water from Secret Cove. Doable in a kayak. Just watch the weather. On the other hand it’s about 25 minutes by boat.

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Our arrival is by way of Home Bay, site of the original farm.

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The grass on some of the rocky points seems carefully manicured. “Grass, manicured”. This is a deserted Island. Actually the inhabitants includes a herd of feral sheep. I guess they are left behind from past farmers. They do a great job of mowing (and fertilizing) the lawn.

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There’s those fuzzy lawn mowers now, running through the abandoned orchard.

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You know it’s an abandoned orchard when the tree trunk has absolutely no innards, and still has branches and blossoms up top.

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The farmhouse sits on a little rock bluff surveying all of home bay.

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What a view from the farmhouse deck!!

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On your way out of Home Bay check in with the attending sea lions.

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