It’s hard to imagine what Shoal Bay was like back in its heyday as home to one of the largest towns on the BC coast. Now it is just a lovely anchorage with spectacular views and the occasional music festival.
There is no reason sailors must stop at Kingston. It has a marina, a supermarket, bakeries, bars, a public library and oodles of fast food outlets. Lots of places do. But here is found a comfort level not available everywhere.