Friday, June 27, 2008

June 25, 2008 (3)

The winds of Johnstone Strait

June 25, 2008 (2)

Continuing the Rapids Report - Greenpoint & Whirlpool Rapids

June 25, 2008

Continuing the Rapids Report - Dent Island to Blind Channel Resort

June 23, 2008

On the water podcast from Hardy Bay

Photos leading up to June 26th

Phantom Ship near Powell River

Hearty Canadians Pete, Jill, Jill, Rob; Copeland Islands, South of Desolation Sound

Mama starfish Channe Island, Cordero Channel

Baby starfish

Kindred spirits from Colorado Jim and John paddling from Olympia to Port Hardy

Crossing Johnstone Strait , a rare morning of calm in a strait that is known for it's high winds

A new friend seeing me off at Naka Creek campgrounds, Johnstone Strait

Getting fresh water by kayak Brinkhorn Peninsula

Soup anyone?

Getting the hang of setting the tarp Brinkhorn Peninsula Beach

The bone museum at Telegraph Cove. Skeleton of a fin whale as a result of a fatal cruise ship interaction in 2004; the whale was wedged to the bow of the ship from the force of the impact

Arrive Port Hardy. A hand cart ride courtesy of Odyssey Kayak, Pat & Jackie Kevin, owners.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Monday, June 16, 2008

The rapids between the Islands

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Desolation Sound
A good day - winds are low...

Friday, June 13, 2008

June 12, 2008

Made it to Powell River
Safe and Sound

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Photos from June 6th-11th

WELCOMING POLE, NEWCASTLE ISLAND, BC
"The beaver building its dam and the sighting of the whale were signs of the fish coming. The whale would also come to take the elder spirit with them. The beaver also taught our people how to paddle."
First Nation People's Wisdom
WELCOMING POLE, NEWCASTLE ISLAND, BC
"Eagle's soaring over Jack's Point near Nanaimo Harbor and the presence of the bear along the river were signs that the fish were coming to feed the people."
First Nation People's Wisdom
MORNING CALM BEFORE LEAVING NEWCASTLE ISLAND JUNE 6TH

HARWOOD POINT, SHELTER POINT REGIONAL PARK, TEXADA ISLAND
Gale force winds, 35+ knots, kept me here an extra day. This is an example of a dumping wave beach. The surf can swamp your boat if you don't exit quickly when you land.

POWELL RIVER, BC JUNE 11TH.
Winds subside; looking out over Malaspina Strait toward Desolation Sound - the next adventure.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

June 10, 2008

Reading the Conditions
and
Knowing your Limits

June 8, 2008

Crossing the Strait of Georgia

Friday, June 6, 2008

THE FIRST LEG - ANACORTES TO NANAIMO

On the Beach in Anacortes

The Boat
Personal Gear

The Litter Bug

Food for One Week

The Kitchen

The Bedroom

Trip Planning

Canada, The Gulf Islands

This is where I sit!

Now - where is that?!?

Tarp Camping 101

Trincomali Channel, Gulf Islands, Vancouber Island, BC
Calm at the End of the Day

Grabriola Island, Near Nanaimo, BC
Sandstone Cliffs

Nanaimo Harbor 6/5/8

The Wheel Ferry from Nanaimo to Newcastle Island Marine Park.
I camped on the island during my lay-over day to resupply.

The Hundred Year Low Tide at Nanaimo between Newcastle Island
and Protection Island.
The locals call it "Gap Channel".