Monthly Archives: August 2012

Porcupines at Kumealon

14 August: 11 NM from Gibson Island to Kumealon inlet I woke at 6 am from a dream. I remembered flying and then became semi-aware and began to fall – I let myself fall and enjoyed the weightless drop until … Continue reading

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Gibson Island

13 August: 2 NM from Bedford Island to Gibson Island We were up at 6 am and launched by 8pm. The wind was strong and rain had started so I decided to wear my dry suit – the skipper position … Continue reading

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Bedford Island

12 August: 18NM from Kitson Island to Bedford Island View Larger Map We departed at 8.00 at low tide to catch a Southerly current on the rising tide. We had lunch on Kennedy Island. The paddle was mostly easy going … Continue reading

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The new family

11 August: 10 Nautical miles from Prince Rupert to Kitson Island. View Larger Map Spirit Dancer II, like most other large canoes of this type, is not usually paddled by a full complement of crew when beginning a journey longer … Continue reading

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Sliding trees

After a real farce with the ferry we set on the way from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert. Me and Chris had little sleep last night due to lack of communication in the BC Ferries admin staff. We had arranged … Continue reading

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Carrot explained and drug dealing

7 August, Port Hardy If you are wondering, the big carrot from my last post refers to a monument in the shape of a large carrot with a bite out of it. This comical carrot was sited just next to … Continue reading

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Big Carrot

6 August, Port Hardy, North Vancouver Island We are mainly tying up loose ends today and shopping for some things for the canoe: hooks to hold the bungees down on the cargo section; a second and some nails axe so … Continue reading

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Phase one – training

It’s even hotter today if you can believe that. Had a look in the local hypermarket and it’s pretty incredible (simple things for simple minds eh?). Lots of different foods etc. I never thought that I’d find such things as … Continue reading

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A long sleep

Thursday 2nd August One of the views from the trail After sleeping for about thirteen hours I felt refreshed if a little achy. Me and Chris started to refit the spray deck on the canoe at about seven in the … Continue reading

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Injection into Vancouver!

I’ll soon be finally on the way out of the UK. It still doesn’t feel real. I guess it will become real once I reach Canadian airspace. Check-in was uneventful and the trek through the departure lounge was as expected: … Continue reading

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