Inland Passage 2016

May 31, 2016

We were up at 5 and on the water by 6. One of the couples in the trailers had gotten up early to wave good by. This was a welcoming place.

 Bye Sayward!

Bye Sayward!

The current was with us for awhile, but more importantly there was a stronger wind pushing us to the North. It is times like this that a sail would be nice.  A cruise ship comes into view and we wonder what the guests see as they zoom by us. They are fairly silent so often they can appear with our warning.

 Probably will be a frequent sight as we are now sharing a popular area with them.

Probably will be a frequent sight as we are now sharing a popular area with them.

We stop at a small campground along the shore for lunch. Not much activity here today. Further north of here is a whale protected area. The orcas have not arrived yet, but we are warned by signs to not go into the area. We decide to cross Johnson Strait once again  as the weather looks good and we may try to follow the other side to cross around Cape Caution. Looking for a campsite become challenging. Several sites that had possibility were covered with logs that would make it an epic to carry our gear over. Another one is used for folks on whale observation trips, but these also pose landing challenges. Finally we find one that will do. It is on Crofton Island. We decide to scout around some to find a better landing site. Glad that we did as one side is covered with logs.

 Looking North

Looking North

 Looking South

Looking South

We have found home for the night. A route decision needs to be made for our travel tomorrow. Our original plan is not looking good so we have switched thoughts and are planning on crossing Johnson Strait in the morning and heading back to Vancouver Island. Known camping on this side is scarce and not sure we want to spend time looking while we have good weather. Tonights activity is eating and sleeping.

 Glad we finally found this spot.

Glad we finally found this spot.

Nautical miles paddled 30.6