Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Back from the wilderness of the west coast.

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We have arrived in East Clayoquot Sound, not too far from Tofino, which is why we have internet now! Our travels for the last two weeks have been AWESOME! We have enjoyed some great sailing, rounding Brooks Peninsula in 38 knots of wind! We are catching salmon, rock cod and lots of crab (no prawns yet!). We've seen humpbacks, lots of sea otters, black bears and heard the lonely howl of wolves (first time ever!). Some of our anchorages have had surprisingly warm water and we have done a fair bit of swimming. The picture above is of a beautiful pool with waterfall close to our anchorage on the north side of Brooks. That water was too cold to swim, but wading was very refreshing. 
Over the next few days, I will be able to post quite a bit since we will have internet for the most part from here on in. Tomorrow we will probably make a run for Barkley Sound and the Broken Islands. The winds are suppose to be blowing from the NW which is perfect for a sail into Ukee.
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Full moon over Brooks Peninsula.


Pat Shaughnessy said...

Sounds wonderful! It's nice to know that you're having a great trip! Keep posting.

Anonymous said...

That looks amazing, but we can't wait till you're back home, we miss you guys! Dave, Amy, Ella and Sophia!