Maps 4

  
July 4 to July 7
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July 4 Mayday Island Beach to Klaskish Inlet We leave our spot on the beach early in calm and misty weather. Bruce is concerned about the wind and stays behind. We pass many sea otters in the kelp beds. They wave us by. As we get out of the shelter of Restless Mountain the wind and surf builds and we find Heater Point and undesirable stop. We continue along the coast and stop at a sheltered beach but conditions are poor here as well. We decide to go to the sites in Klaskish Inlet and settle on the second beach.   410k v. 6 Aug 14, 2009, 12:01 PM Bob Groff
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July 5 Klaskish Inlet We stay here for the day. This is the first multi day stop since we started. It is time for a rest. I cook up a fried potatoes and been breakfast that we share with Sean. The winds are still gale force with high surf. Conditions are expected to improve tonight. We plan to get up early and be on the water before daybreak. The moon is almost full so we hope for a bright night.   431k v. 5 Aug 14, 2009, 12:01 PM Bob Groff
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July 6 Klaskish Inlet to Jackobson Point We get up at 3 am in the pitch black of night as it is cloudy and no moon shines. We pack up our tent and all our gear and have a quick breakfast before setting off for Cape Cook. The weather has changed. The winds are calm. It is getting light when we set out but in the cloud and mist we watch the island for signs the waves are down as well. It is quite calm and we are at Cape Cook and Solander Island by 7.30 am a 2 and a half hour paddle. Conditions are never better here  230k v. 7 Aug 14, 2009, 12:44 PM Bob Groff
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July 6 Klaskish Inlet to Jackobson Point We stay well off shore and head for the beaches at Jackobson Point. The surf at the point is high so we backtrack to a well protected beach and land early in the day. It is cloudy and misty with low winds finally. We eat lunch and set up camp at the sites off the beach. Art decides to set out his crab trap. Sean dumps trying to off load it, a minor mishap. With the sea otters and seals around we don’t expect much luck.  158k v. 9 Aug 14, 2009, 12:48 PM Bob Groff
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July 6 Klaskish Inlet to Jackobson Point The seas roll gently the birds from the island are disturbed by our presents. A cruise ship passes by well off shore. Fishers also pass the Cape. The approach to Solander Island seemed to take forever but once passed we continue on quickly past the rocks at Nordstrom Creek and on to Clerke Point where the seas are breaking viciously on the rocks.   201k v. 6 Aug 14, 2009, 12:47 PM Bob Groff
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July 7 Jackobson Point to Bunsby Islands We headed for the Acous peninsula and the ancient site in a protected cove there. We arrived in damp misty rain. There were three other kayakers from Calgary who had come in from Fair Harbour and were exploring the Bunsbys as well. They had failed to find the totem and longhouse here but Art found them. We had some lunch here and set off for what the kayakers had described as the best campsite in the Bunsbys.   268k v. 5 Aug 14, 2009, 11:59 AM Bob Groff
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July 7 Jackobson Point to Bunsby Islands We headed across the bay to Weeping Woman, a tall sea stack in the Bunsbys. We continued into the Bunsbys and the mists meeting the Calgarians again as we paddled towards a campsite. Here we found an otter and her young. She disappeared leaving her young who could not dive. It was quite a site watching the poor otter pup trying to get below the surface. The campsite we were looking for was marked on the wrong island and we failed to find it when we circumnavigated the island. Art went off to the next island and found the site returning to find me looking for him at the first island.  274k v. 7 Aug 14, 2009, 11:59 AM Bob Groff
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