Another early morning departure. A high tide is our friend and we were able to use it to our advantage as we loaded our boats quite easily this morning. As we crossed over to Texada Island, we encountered our largest sea condition yet.. The current and wind was in opposition. The paddling was difficult and the progress was slow. Finally we made it to the opposite shore and were able to use the back eddies along the shore to help with forward progress. Today was a good day for wildlife sightings. As we rounded a point we came upon two raccoons digging for clams. They were quite focused on the task and did not even notice that we were approaching them.
Soon we noticed several eagles on the shoreline. One was mature and quite dominant, the other one was immature,
Soon we heard and then saw the signs of a large mine, the structures were impressive. We were glad to quickly pass this section.
Soon though we were blessed by seeing several large mammals. One being the submarine seal, that would raise and lower their heads as they checked us out. In the distance was the noisy sound of the Stellar Sea that bellowed out the warnings of our approaching kayaks.
It has been a long day and when we finally saw a suitable beach, we were happy. The sun gave us a nice glow as we ate our meal of lasagna.
Nautical miles traveled 25