491 Photos - Oct 4, 2008
Photo: Leaving Home on May 19Photo: A rest area in Oklahoma.Photo: Food boxes going to ports in Alaska that I shipped from Bellingham WA.Photo: The Quatse River in Port Hardy where this years trip started.Photo: Quatse River.Photo: View of the Quatse River from the Sunny Sanctuary campground.Photo: Al, the manager of the Sunny Sanctuary campground, seeing me off.Photo: May 27 - Getting ready to launch.Photo: May 27 - The adventure begins.Photo: Heading out on the Quatse River.Photo: Out of the river and into Hardy Bay.Photo: Port HardyPhoto: The Gordon Islands off in the distance across Goletas Channel. Duval Island is in the left foreground.Photo: Leaving Vancouver Island.Photo: The Gordon Islands.Photo: Approaching the Gordon Islands in Goletas Channel.Photo: Looking northeast up the Vancouver Island coast.Photo: The Gordon islands.Photo: Queen Charlotte Strait on a calm day.Photo: The Gordon Islands.Photo: The Gordon Islands.Photo: A fish farm in the Gordon Islands.Photo: A fish farm in the Gordon Islands.Photo: Crossing Gordon Channel to Deserters Island.Photo: Crossing Ripple Passage to the Millar Islands.Photo: Queen Charlotte StraitPhoto: Queen Charlotte StraitPhoto: Queen Charlotte StraitPhoto: A pass through the Millar Islands.Photo: A pass through the Millar Islands.Photo: Queen Charlotte StraitPhoto: One of the islands in Queen Charlotte Strait.Photo: Almost across Queen Charlotte Strait with the BC mainland in the distance.Photo: The mainland coast looking northwest across Queen Charlotte Strait.Photo: Shelter Bay.Photo: Cougar in area of Shelter Bay.Photo: Shelter Bay.Photo: Shelter Bay.Photo: Shelter Bay.Photo: Shelter Bay.Photo: Shelter Bay.Photo: Hanging the food in Shelter Bay.Photo: Leaving Shelter Bay.Photo: The Southgate Islands.Photo: Skull Cove campsite.Photo: Skull Cove campsite.Photo: Skull Cove campsite.Photo: Skull Cove campsite.Photo: Skull Cove campsite.Photo: Moss and Lichens.Photo: Skull Cove campsite.Photo: Skull Cove campsite.Photo: Islets near Skull Cove.Photo: Islets near Skull Cove.Photo: Queen Charlotte Strait from Skull Cove.Photo: Skull CovePhoto: Cabin in Skull Cove.Photo: Map of developed area in Skull Cove.Photo: Hanging food in Skull Cove.Photo: May 29 - Rounding Cape Caution.Photo: Rounding Cape CautionPhoto: Rounding Cape CautionPhoto: Rounding Cape CautionPhoto: Rounding Cape CautionPhoto: Rounding Cape CautionPhoto: Rounding Cape CautionPhoto: Cape CautionPhoto: Rounding Cape CautionPhoto: Rounding Cape CautionPhoto: Rounding Cape CautionPhoto: Sea birdsPhoto: Rounding Cape CautionPhoto: Rounding Cape CautionPhoto: Smith SoundPhoto: Calvert Island in the distance across Queen Charlotte Sound.Photo: Starfish and sea weed.Photo: Smith SoundPhoto: Smith SoundPhoto: Red Sand beach in Smith Sound.Photo: Red Sand beach in Smith Sound.Photo: Red Sand beach in Smith Sound.Photo: Red Sand beach in Smith Sound.Photo: Stream erosion.Photo: Red Sand beach in Smith Sound.Photo: Red Sand beach in Smith Sound.Photo: Red Sand beach in Smith Sound.Photo: Cat tracks on Red Sand beach.Photo: Red Sand beach in Smith Sound.Photo: May 30 - Smith SoundPhoto: Crossing Smith Sound.Photo: Crossing Smith Sound with Calvert Island in the distance across Fitz Hugh Sound.Photo: Smith SoundPhoto: Smith SoundPhoto: Smith SoundPhoto: Open Bight in Rivers Inlet.Photo: Open Bight in Rivers Inlet.Photo: Rivers InletPhoto: Rivers InletPhoto: Duncanby Marina in Rivers Inlet.Photo: Duncanby Marina in Rivers Inlet.Photo: A mother Brown Bear and two cubs.Photo: A mother Brown Bear and two cubs.Photo: A mother Brown Bear and two cubs.Photo: A mother Brown Bear and two cubs.Photo: A mother Brown Bear and two cubs.Photo: A mother Brown Bear and two cubs.Photo: Duncanby Marina.Photo: Duncanby MarinaPhoto: Photo: Duncanby MarinaPhoto: Duncanby MarinaPhoto: View from Duncanby Marina.Photo: View across Rivers Inlet from Duncanby Marina.Photo: View across Rivers Inlet from Duncanby Marina.Photo: View across Rivers Inlet from Duncanby Marina.Photo: May 31 - Crossing Rivers Inlet.Photo: Crossing Rivers InletPhoto: Crossing Rivers InletPhoto: Crossing Rivers InletPhoto: Crossing Rivers InletPhoto: Entering Klaquaek Channel in the Penrose Islands.Photo: Klaquaek ChannelPhoto: Darby Channel with Calvert Island in the distance across Fitz Hugh Sound.Photo: Darby Channel with Calvert Island in the distance across Fitz Hugh Sound.Photo: Darby Channel with Calvert Island in the distance across Fitz Hugh Sound.Photo: An Alaska ferry goes up Fitz Hugh Sound with Calvert Island in the distance.Photo: Fitz Hugh SoundPhoto: Fairmile PassPhoto: Fairmile PassPhoto: Approaching shell beach campsite on Fitz Hugh Sound.Photo: Shell beach campsite on Fitz Hugh Sound.Photo: Shell beach campsite on Fitz Hugh Sound.Photo: Shell beach campsite on Fitz Hugh Sound.Photo: High tide almost gets to me.Photo: Shell beach campsite on Fitz Hugh Sound.Photo: Shell beach campsite on Fitz Hugh Sound.Photo: June 1 - Shell beach campsite on Fitz Hugh Sound.Photo: Kwakume Point in Fitz Hugh Sound.Photo: Looking south down Fitz Hugh Sound with Calvert Island on the right in the distance.Photo: Looking north up Fitz Hugh Sound just south of Namu.Photo: Approaching Namu.Photo: My kayak on the dock in Namu.Photo: NamuPhoto: NamuPhoto: NamuPhoto: NamuPhoto: Greenhouse in Namu.Photo: NamuPhoto: NamuPhoto: The bunkhouse in Namu.Photo: The bunkhouse in Namu.Photo: The bunkhouse in Namu.Photo: The hanging gardens of Namu.Photo: Two of the locals in Namu.Photo: NamuPhoto: NamuPhoto: The mess hall in Namu.Photo: The mess hall in Namu.Photo: June 2 - Leaving Namu and headed across Burke Channel.Photo: Going north up Fitz Hugh Sound.Photo: Going north up Fitz Hugh Sound.Photo: Going north up Fitz Hugh Sound.Photo: Going north up Fitz Hugh Sound.Photo: Going north up Fitz Hugh Sound.Photo: Looking south as I cross Fitz Hugh Sound.Photo: Going north up Fitz Hugh Sound.Photo: Going north up Fitz Hugh Sound.Photo: Going north up Fitz Hugh Sound.Photo: The light at Kaiete Point and the entrance to Lama Passage.Photo: Looking north up Fitz Hugh Sound.Photo: Approaching Bella Bella in Lama Passage.Photo: Looks like rain as I approach Shearwater.Photo: ShearwaterPhoto: A room in the Shearwater Hotel.Photo: ShearwaterPhoto: Shearwater MarinaPhoto: My kayak on the dock in Shearwater.Photo: ShearwaterPhoto: ShearwaterPhoto: ShearwaterPhoto: View from the hotel room in Shearwater.Photo: June 4 - Dryad Point lighthouse.Photo: Seaforth ChannelPhoto: Seaforth ChannelPhoto: Balagny Passage between Watch Island on the left and the Don Peninsula of the mainland on the right.Photo: The Roar Islets in Blair Inlet. Camp for the night is straight ahead.Photo: View from campsite on Roar Islet in Blair Inlet.Photo: View from campsite on Roar Islet in Blair Inlet.Photo: View from campsite on Roar Islet in Blair Inlet.Photo: View from campsite on Roar Islet in Blair Inlet.Photo: The BC Ferry churns up Seaforth Channel.Photo: View from campsite on Roar Islet in Blair Inlet.Photo: View from campsite on Roar Islet in Blair Inlet.Photo: CampsitePhoto: View from campsite on Roar Islet in Blair Inlet.Photo: June 5 - Heading up Reid Passage with Cecilia Island on the left.Photo: Heading up Reid Passage with Cecilia Island on the left.Photo: Heading into Lady Trutch Passage with Lake Island on the left.Photo: Heading north up Mathieson Channel.Photo: Mathieson ChannelPhoto: Mathieson ChannelPhoto: Mathieson ChannelPhoto: Mathieson ChannelPhoto: June 6 - Jackson PassagePhoto: Jackson PassagePhoto: Jackson PassagePhoto: Campsite in Rescue Bay on Susan Island.Photo: Rescue Bay on Susan IslandPhoto: Rescue Bay on Susan IslandPhoto: Jackson PassagePhoto: Jackson PassagePhoto: Starfish in Jackson PassagePhoto: Jackson Passage entering Finlayson ChannelPhoto: Finlayson ChannelPhoto: Finlayson Channel looking northPhoto: Finlayson Channel looking south.Photo: Looking north up Finlayson Channel with Cone Island on the left.Photo: Navigation marker at the south tip of Cone Island.Photo: Seaplane taking off in Klemtu PassPhoto: Campsite on the dock in Klemtu.Photo: Lodging for Canadian marine fisheries employees in Klemtu.Photo: Klemtu from the dock.Photo: KlemtuPhoto: June 7 - Launching from Klemtu.Photo: KlemtuPhoto: Heading north up Tolmie Channel.Photo: Looking out across Finlayson Channel.Photo: Heading north up Tolmie Channel with Boat Bluff Lighthouse coming into view.Photo: Boat Bluff LighthousePhoto: A Sunflower starfish.Photo: Sea Anemones exposed on a rock at low tide.Photo: Heading north up Tolmie Channel.Photo: Heading north up Tolmie Channel.Photo: Heading north up Tolmie Channel.Photo: Heading north up Tolmie Channel.Photo: Heading north up Tolmie Channel.Photo: A small cruise ship in Tolmie Channel.Photo: Heading north up Tolmie Channel.Photo: An Orca swims into the channel at Green Inlet.Photo: An Orca swims into the channel at Green Inlet.Photo: An Orca swims into the channel at Green Inlet.Photo: An Orca swims into the channel at Green Inlet.Photo: Two Orcas swim into the channel at Green Inlet.Photo: My campsite in Green Inlet.Photo: My campsite in Green Inlet.Photo: My campsite in Green Inlet.Photo: Close up of vegitation at my campsite in Green Inlet.Photo: My campsite in Green Inlet.Photo: My campsite in Green Inlet.Photo: My campsite in Green Inlet.Photo: The Alaska Ferry heads north up Graham Reach as seen from my campsite in Green Inlet.Photo: The Alaska Ferry heads north up Graham Reach as seen from my campsite in Green Inlet.Photo: The Alaska Ferry heads north up Graham Reach as seen from my campsite in Green Inlet.Photo: June 8 - Heading north up Graham Reach.Photo: Heading north up Graham Reach.Photo: Heading north up Graham Reach.Photo: Heading north up Graham Reach.Photo: Heading north up Graham Reach.Photo: Heading north up Graham Reach.Photo: Heading north up Graham Reach.Photo: Heading north up Graham Reach.Photo: Heading north up Graham Reach.Photo: Heading north up Graham Reach.Photo: The BC Ferry southbound in Graham Reach.Photo: A Brown Bear feeds in the grass near a creek just south of Butedale in Graham Reach.Photo: A Brown Bear feeds in the grass near a creek just south of Butedale in Graham Reach.Photo: A Brown Bear feeds in the grass near a creek just south of Butedale in Graham Reach.Photo: Butedale and it's waterfall come into view.Photo: Butedale's amenitiesPhoto: ButedalePhoto: Butedale FallsPhoto: ButedalePhoto: Water flowing from Butedale Lake turnes this old electric generator.Photo: Part of the electric generating system in Butedale that is powered by water.Photo: The generator house in Butedale.Photo: ButedalePhoto: ButedalePhoto: ButedalePhoto: Lou - keeps Butedale running and tells great stories.Photo: The bunkhouse in Butedale.Photo: View from the bunkhouse.Photo: The bunkhouse in Butedale.Photo: June 8 - The dock in Butedale.Photo: Heading north up Fraser Reach in Princess Royal Channel.Photo: Butedale Falls on Fraser Reach.Photo: ButedalePhoto: Waterfall on Fraser Reach.Photo: Heading north up Fraser Reach in the rain.Photo: Waterfall on Fraser Reach.Photo: Kingcome Point where Fraser Reach meets McKay Reach.Photo: McKay Reach heading west with Trivett Point on the left.Photo: Trivett Point on McKay Reach on the near left, and Point Cumming on Gribbell Island in the far distance.Photo: Point Cumming dead ahead.Photo: Wright Sound from Gribbell Island.Photo: Campsite on Gribbell Island near Point Cumming.Photo: My gear drying in the sun at the campsite on Gribbell Island near Point Cumming.Photo: My gear drying in the sun at the campsite on Gribbell Island near Point Cumming.Photo: The view across Wright Sound from my campsite on Gribbell Island.Photo: The view across Wright Sound from my campsite on Gribbell Island.Photo: A cruise ship heading north toward Grenville Channel.Photo: The BC Ferry heading north toward Grenville Channel.Photo: High tide at my campsite on Gribbell Island.Photo: Wright SoundPhoto: June 10 - Heading west in Wright Sound with Verney Passage to the right and Douglas Channel to the left.Photo: Looking east up Douglas Channel.Photo: Verney Passage as seen from Wright Sound.Photo: Douglas ChannelPhoto: Hartley Bay straight ahead with Promise Island on the left.Photo: Hartley BayPhoto: The harbor at Hartley Bay looking east.Photo: My kayak next to a yacht in the harbor at Hartley Bay.Photo: The entrance to the harbor at Hartley Bay.Photo: Hartley BayPhoto: Hartley Bay very wisely uses boardwalks instead of streets.Photo: Hartley BayPhoto: My boat next to a yacht in the harbor of Hartley Bay.Photo: My new friends, Christy and Bucky, from Birmingham Alabama.Photo: Getting ready to launch from Hartley Bay.Photo: Christy and Bucky launching from Hartley Bay.Photo: June 11 - A very calm morning on Douglas Channel. Hawkesbury Island is to the far left with Gribbell Island farther back on the right.Photo: A Canadian Coast Guard boat at anchor in Coghlan Anchorage.Photo: My last view of Wright Sound before entering Grenville Channel.Photo: A sea lion in an odd place. Was it sick or were there Orcas around?Photo: Heading northwest up Grenville Channel.Photo: Heading northwest up Grenville Channel.Photo: Heading northwest up Grenville Channel.Photo: Heading northwest up Grenville Channel.Photo: A likely campsite on Grenville Channel.Photo: A gravel beach at Mosley Point comes into view along the rocky shoreline in Grenville Channel.Photo: My campsite at Mosley Point in Grenville Channel looking southeast.Photo: These Devil's Club plants in the woods behind my campsite have thorns that can cause sever skin irritation.Photo: The woods behind my campsite.Photo: Mosley Point Campsite.Photo: Mosley Point Campsite.Photo: Gravel beach at Mosley Point.Photo: Mosley Point campsite looking west across Grenville Channel.Photo: Something was eating clams here.Photo: Looking south down Grenville Channel from Mosley Point.Photo: Mosley Point campsite looking west across Grenville Channel.Photo: A BC Ferry heading north up Grenville Channel.Photo: High tide and stormy weather at Mosley Point.Photo: June 13 - Heading north up Grenville ChannelPhoto: Heading north up Grenville Channel. The island is near the mouth of Lowe Inlet.Photo: Looking northeast up Lowe Inlet from Grenville Channel.Photo: Heading north up Grenville Channel. The island is near the mouth of Lowe Inlet.Photo: A seaplane heading south down Grenville Channel.Photo: Heading north up Grenville Channel.Photo: Heading north up Grenville Channel.Photo: My campsite in Nabannah Bay near Evening Point on Grenville Channel.Photo: My campsite in Nabannah Bay near Evening Point on Grenville Channel.Photo: Beach rocks in Nabannah Bay.Photo: My campsite in Nabannah Bay near Evening Point on Grenville Channel.Photo: View from Nabannah Bay looking north up Grenville Channel.Photo: View from Nabannah Bay looking north up Grenville Channel.Photo: June 14 - My campsite in Nabannah Bay near Evening Point on Grenville Channel.Photo: My campsite in Nabannah Bay near Evening Point on Grenville Channel.Photo: Heading north up Grenville Channel.Photo: Self portrait.Photo: Self portrait.Photo: Self portrait.Photo: Campsite near un-named creek on Grenville Channel.Photo: Campsite near un-named creek on Grenville Channel.Photo: Campsite near un-named creek on Grenville Channel.Photo: Campsite near un-named creek on Grenville Channel.Photo: Campsite near un-named creek on Grenville Channel.Photo: Campsite near un-named creek on Grenville Channel.Photo: A cruise ship heading north up Grenville Channel.Photo: A cruise ship heading north up Grenville Channel.Photo: June 15 - Heading north up Grenville Channel.Photo: Heading north up Grenville Channel.Photo: Heading north up Grenville Channel.Photo: Grenville Channel comes to an end, as Kennedy Island looms in the distance, it's summit in the clouds.Photo: Headed northwest in Grenville Channel. From left to right: Pitt Point, Gibson Island, Kennedy Island, the mainland.Photo: Headed northwest in Grenville Channel. From left to right: Pitt Point, Gibson Island, Kennedy Island, the mainland.Photo: A sailboat heading south into Grenville Channel with Telegraph Passage in the background. Kennedy Island is on the left.Photo: Telegraph Passage looking north.Photo: Grenville Channel comes to an end. Rippon Point is to the left, Gibson Island to the right and Kennedy Island far off in the center.Photo: Telegraph Passage looking north.Photo: Lemon Acres Bed and Breakfast in Oona River on Porcher Island.Photo: Lemon Acres Bed and Breakfast.Photo: Lemon Acres Bed and Breakfast.Photo: Lemon Acres Bed and Breakfast.Photo: Lemon Acres Bed and Breakfast.Photo: The vegetable garden at Lemon Acres Bed and Breakfast.Photo: Some barnyard friends in Oona River.Photo: Lemon Acres Bed and Breakfast.Photo: The garden pond.Photo: View of Oona River's rural neighborhood.Photo: Lemon Acres B&BPhoto: View of Oona River's rural neighborhood.Photo: House on a barge in Oona River.Photo: View of Oona River's rural neighborhood.Photo: View of Oona River's rural neighborhood.Photo: Lemon Acres B&BPhoto: Mike Lemon cooking breakfast.Photo: Mike Lemon and me on the dock in Oona River.Photo: June 16 - Heading out of Oona River and looking southeast down Grenville Channel.Photo: Leaving Oona River looking northeast toward Kennedy Island across Arthur Passage.Photo: Photo: View looking north from the pass between McMicking and Elliott Islands across Malacca Passage to the Genn Islands with Smith Island in the far background.Photo: The Genn and Lawyer Islands in Malacca Passage.Photo: View facing north from the Genn Islands across Marcus Passage toward Smith Island.Photo: A fishing boat passing in Marcus Passage.Photo: A fishing boat passing in Marcus Passage.Photo: Kitson Island is straight ahead.Photo: Kitson IslandPhoto: Two eagles on Kitson Island.Photo: Two eagles on Kitson Island.Photo: Seals on a rock off Kitson Island.Photo: Campsite on Kitson IslandPhoto: Campsite on Kitson IslandPhoto: Kitson Island interiorPhoto: These False Lily-Of-The-Valley plants covered the ground on Kitson Island.Photo: Campsite on Kitson IslandPhoto: Looking south from Kitson Island. Smith and Kennedy Islands are on the left, Porcher Island is on the right.Photo: Campsite on Kitson IslandPhoto: June 17 - Looking south from Kitson Island. Smith and Kennedy Islands are on the left, Porcher Island is on the right.Photo: A channel marker on the way into Prince Rupert.Photo: Loading docks in Prince Rupert.Photo: Loading docks in Prince Rupert.Photo: Loading docks in Prince Rupert.Photo: Fishing dock in Prince Rupert.Photo: A wooden fishing boat.Photo: My kayak on the dock in Prince Rupert.Photo: The tour boat dock in Prince Rupert.Photo: June 19 - Approaching Metlakatla through Venn Passage.Photo: Chatham SoundPhoto: Chatham SoundPhoto: Chatham SoundPhoto: Chatham SoundPhoto: Campsite north of Ryan Point near Slippery Rock.Photo: Campsite north of Ryan Point near Slippery Rock.Photo: Campsite north of Ryan Point near Slippery Rock.Photo: Campsite north of Ryan Point near Slippery Rock.Photo: Campsite north of Ryan Point near Slippery Rock.Photo: Food hanging in a tree.Photo: June 20 - Chatham SoundPhoto: Chatham SoundPhoto: Chatham SoundPhoto: Chatham SoundPhoto: Chatham SoundPhoto: Lax Kw'alaamsPhoto: Lax Kw'alaamsPhoto: Campsite near Flewin Point north of Port SimpsonPhoto: Campsite near Flewin Point north of Port SimpsonPhoto: Campsite near Flewin Point north of Port SimpsonPhoto: Tracks from the wolf that turned and ran as soon as he saw me.Photo: June 21 - Crossing Portland Inlet with Alaska in view on the far side.Photo: Parkin Island in Portland Inlet.Photo: Crossing Portland Inlet with Alaska in view on the far side.Photo: Crossing Portland Inlet with Alaska in view on the far side.Photo: Looking northeast up Portland Inlet as I paddle across.Photo: Looking southest and behind me toward Hogan Island and Work Channel.Photo: The Boston IslandsPhoto: An Orca in the distance heading up Portland Inlet.Photo: The Proctor IslandsPhoto: My campsite on Kanagunut Island at the southern end of Lincoln Channel. Back in the US.Photo: The view looking south across Chatham Sound from my campsite on Kanagunut Island at the southern end of Lincoln Channel.Photo: The view looking south across Chatham Sound from my campsite on Kanagunut Island at the southern end of Lincoln Channel.Photo: A level area smoothed out for the tent on a sloping gravel beach.Photo: My campsite on Kanagunut Island at the southern end of Lincoln Channel.Photo: My campsite on Kanagunut Island at the southern end of Lincoln Channel.Photo: My campsite on Kanagunut Island at the southern end of Lincoln Channel.Photo: The view looking south across Chatham Sound from my campsite on Kanagunut Island at the southern end of Lincoln Channel.Photo: The view looking south across Chatham Sound from my campsite on Kanagunut Island at the southern end of Lincoln Channel.Photo: Lax Kw'alaams and Port Simpson across Chatham Sound from Kanagunut Island.Photo: Looking south across Chatham Sound fromKanagunut Island.Photo: My campsite on Kanagunut Island at the southern end of Lincoln Channel.Photo: Tongass Island in Nakat BayPhoto: Starfish on the shoreline of Nakat Bay.Photo: Starfish on the shoreline of Nakat Bay.Photo: The Lord Islands in the mouth of Nakat Bay.Photo: My Campsite at Cape Fox.Photo: My Campsite at Cape Fox.Photo: View looking northwest from my campsite at Cape Fox.Photo: View looking southeast from Cape Fox with Fox Island in the right foreground.Photo: Fox Island from Cape FoxPhoto: Filtering water from puddles in the rocks.Photo: My kayak "RED SKY" on the beach at Cape Fox.Photo: My Campsite at Cape Fox.Photo: Looking south from Cape Fox.Photo: Looking south from Cape Fox.Photo: Looking south from Cape Fox.Photo: Clams and sea weed exposed at low tide.Photo: Cat prints at Cape Fox.Photo: Dixon Entrance from Cape Fox.Photo: June 25 - A cruise ship in Dixon Entrance as seen from west of Cape Fox.Photo: Catching rainwater at my campsite west of Cape Fox.Photo: My campsite west of Cape Fox.Photo: Hanging food in a tree at my campsite west of Cape Fox.Photo: Crushed shell beach at my campsite west of Cape Fox.