After our second visit to Nettle Island we left on a calm clear morning and headed up to Lucky Creek. Since swimming was potentially involved we wanted to make sure we went there on a warm day.
Lucky Creek was highly recommended by anyone we’ve talked to that’s been there. It did not disappoint. The creek itself is at the head of a tidal inlet that’s about a half mile long. About an hour before high tide you drive the dinghy through the winding inlet until you come to the first set of falls.
The recommendation for a 30’ painter came in handy (thanks Jason!) and Nicole scurried up the rocks to tie us off.
It was a warm day and we wore our swim trunks, but it’s been a cool summer and the water was COLD. No way in hell was I going in first, and it took a bit of coaxing to get Nicole to do the first canonball.
I could tell from the shocked expression on her face when she popped out of the water that it was indeed as cold as I suspected. But I made a promise to go if she did. So in I went.
Of course we had to try out the rope swing.
We had a ton of fun here. We got back to the boat and had a couple beers out on the foredeck while we warmed ourselves in the sunshine.
Not bad for a Monday.