Monday, August 31, 2009
Monday August 31 2009
Sunday August 30, 2009
Today we will head for Double Island Toba Wildernest Resort which is near Forbes Bay in Desolation Sound.
We passed through Dent Rapids and for those of you familiar with Big Bay on Stewart Island you will not believe the construction of multimillion dollar mansions and corporate retreats. Denny Washington, Nordstrom, Ritchie Brothers, PACCAR to name a few have all built very large retreats including a golf course. This seems strange to me in such a beautiful area. My first trip to Big Bay was as a PACCAR employee entertaining customers on their 97 foot company yacht. Since that time in the late 1970s this place has changed from a wilderness fishing area to the place to be seen in the megabuck corporate world.
Monday August 31st
We arrive at Toba Wildernest Resort about 3 pm and it is a wonderful little place with docks a few rental cabins and some hiking trails all tucked in behind Double Island with a sweeping view of the sound.
Young Kyle Hunter is the owner and he is very friendly. I would recommend this place for you to visit for a nice change of pace on the water.
Kyle took us to the water turbine power plant and it is really cool. Water comes down a pipe about 1000 feet from snow pack melting and generates up to 30 KW giving power 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
The cabins are very nice with a German motif and a wonderful trail along the rock laden beach.
This is a must stop for future trips to this area.