Inland Passage 2016

June 10, 2016

Not sure where the night went, but all of a sudden it was morning. I was clean, there were no bears and there were no bugs. We knew that the tide was going to be against us this morning so thought that we would have a leisurely morning and get on the water after lunch. With that in mind we had pancakes smothered in apple sauce and even cooked on a gas stove. Checked the internet one last time and got our resupply food boxes and began the project of reorganizing our food.

 New food yeah

New food yeah

We have more food than we need, but were able to get it all in our bear proof containers. Time to load the boats and say goodbye to Klemtu.

 The ramp was somewhat slippery.

The ramp was somewhat slippery.

As we headed out of town we passed by the ferry. It seemed appropriately built for this area.

 The ferry building

The ferry building

Then there was the hydroelectric plant.

 The water comes from a high lake up in the mountains.

The water comes from a high lake up in the mountains.

Finally we were past the signs of civilization and moving well as the wind and current were pushing us forward. We had picked out a spot not very far away and arrived there sooner than we predicted. Two kayakers were already camped there. We had heard about a couple that were doing the inside passage from one of the other single kayakers that we had met. Turns out that this was Hannah and Rodney. They welcomed us to join them for the night, but the day was still early and the conditions couldn't be better.

 Hannah and Rodney - With these folks we have now met 4 kayakers doing the Inside Passage and that was all that we met for the rest of the trip 

Hannah and Rodney - With these folks we have now met 4 kayakers doing the Inside Passage and that was all that we met for the rest of the trip 

With a smile on our faces we headed to Greene Inlet.  Sometimes it is so much fun to feel the power of the water.

 Great conditions

Great conditions

Now we were seeing numerous waterfalls on the shore. A contrast from the last weeks.

The weather up ahead was not looking great, so we were glad that Greene Inlet was getting closer.

 Just around the next point we hope

Just around the next point we hope

The guidebooks have warned us that camping spots become scarce in this area. We are thinking that this is true as we scan the horizon for a place to make camp.  Tim has warned us of the grizzly bears in the area so we have eliminated one spot for that reason. Finally we see a small island that is just big enough for our tent and kayaks. We make it do and are soon well fed and warm in our sleeping bags.

Nautical miles traveled 21.4