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Preparing to leave on a perfect April morning.

Preparing to leave on a perfect April morning.

Arriving at the gem of the Broken Group, Clark Island.

Arriving at the gem of the Broken Group, Clark Island.

A view from the ocean side of Clark Island

A view from the ocean side of Clark Island

Boats and tents.

Boats and tents.

We had the honour of watching several sunsets while on Clark.

We had the honour of watching several sunsets while on Clark.

The last of the sun for this trip. Rain would wake me up the next morning.

The last of the sun for this trip. Rain would wake me up the next morning.

Heading out for a day of paddling, first with a crossing of Coaster Channel.

Heading out for a day of paddling, first with a crossing of Coaster Channel.

What camping trip would this be without amazing food?

What camping trip would this be without amazing food?

Just hanging out on a little island, perfection!

Just hanging out on a little island, perfection!

Making piggies of ourselves on the beach of Clarks Island.

Making piggies of ourselves on the beach of Clarks Island.

Signs that we are about to get wet, again.

Signs that we are about to get wet, again.

Remains of an old homestead on one of the islands in the group. There had one time been quite a lot of activity out here, including a hotel!

Remains of an old homestead on one of the islands in the group. There had one time been quite a lot of activity out here, including a hotel!

Pam navigates the giant's game of pick up sticks to get to her kayaking.

Pam navigates the giant’s game of pick up sticks to get to her kayaking.

Taken at a favorite stop and camping spot on Salt Spring Island after being pushed though Sansum Narrows on my first day paddling around the island.

Taken at a favorite stop and camping spot on Salt Spring Island after being pushed though Sansum Narrows on my first day paddling around the island.

Traditional Long Boat paddlers join us at our camp on Galiano Island.

Traditional Long Boat paddlers join us at our camp on Galiano Island.

Nuchatlitz Marine Park, Nootka Island.

I have had the great privilege of kayaking and camping in Nuchatlitz twice in two years. Each trip brought with it both new perspectives as well as old familiar sensations from the previous journey to the island group. Here I have felt something unlike at any other place I have paddled, and there are ghosts here for sure. A selection of paddling shots…

The sun came out and we played on the outer edges of the park with open ocean at our backs.

The sun came out and we played on the outer edges of the park with open ocean at our backs.

Taking a moment to enjoy the last of the rain clouds as the sun finally came out after a few days of downpour and chilly temps.Photo by Dave Barnes

Taking a moment to enjoy the last of the rain clouds as the sun finally came out after a few days of downpour and chilly temps.
Photo by Dave Barnes

After several restful days on Rosa Island we moved into the inlet to camp at Belmont Point. The paddle took a leisurely pair of hours.

After several restful days on Rosa Island we moved into the inlet to camp at Belmont Point. The paddle took a leisurely pair of hours.

Peter blazing on ahead as the effects of open ocean become apparent.

Peter blazing on ahead as the effects of open ocean become apparent.

Another pebble beach to land on. This time for a lunch break on the way to Nuchatliz Inlet.

Another pebble beach to land on. This time for a lunch break on the way to Nuchatliz Inlet.

All to ourselves at Belmont Point and setting up our tents in a field of buzzing bees and daisies.

All to ourselves at Belmont Point and setting up our tents in a field of buzzing bees and daisies.

A long shallow beach of sand greets us on a day paddle deep into Nuchatlitz Inlet.

A long shallow beach of sand greets us on a day paddle deep into Nuchatlitz Inlet.

A small spot for a single tent in what I called the Hobbit Hole. It is someplace in Desolation Sound and keeping it secret. Photo by Dave Barnes

A small spot for a single tent in what I called the Hobbit Hole. It is someplace in Desolation Sound and keeping it secret.
Photo by Dave Barnes

The enormity of the sandstone cliff gallery is stunning. Photo by Dave Barnes

The enormity of the sandstone cliff gallery is stunning.
Photo by Dave Barnes

Finding new friends along the way. Paddling to a pub on Thetis Island.

Finding new friends along the way.
Paddling to a pub on Thetis Island.

 

A late February snow storm shuts down the island and knocks out the power. Photo by Dave Barnes

A late February snow storm shuts down the island and knocks out the power.
Photo by Dave Barnes

 

Waiting in the cut between Penelakut and Thetis Islands for the tide to rise.

Waiting in the cut between Penelakut and Thetis Islands for the tide to rise.

 

A summer wind storm whips up the waters of Ganges Harbour, Salt Spring Island, which made for some fun riding on the way home. Photo by Dave Barnes

A summer wind storm whips up the waters of Ganges Harbour, Salt Spring Island, which made for some fun riding on the way home.
Photo by Dave Barnes

 

 

 

Who said mermaids were not real. Here is one wandering about on Chesterman Beach. They only come ashore in autumn. Photo by Dave Barnes

Who said mermaids were not real. Here is one wandering about on Chesterman Beach. They only come ashore in autumn.
Photo by Dave Barnes

 

Always remember where you parked the car.  Photo by Dave Barnes

Always remember where you parked the car.
Photo by Dave Barnes

 

 

 

  1. #1 by Girl Gone Expat on March 9, 2015 - 12:15 am

    Lots of great pictures, seems like you’ve had a lot of great kayaking experiences!

    • #2 by paddlinboy on March 10, 2015 - 5:25 am

      Thanks, I’ve had one or two memorable kayaking experiences and where I go the camera goes so hopefully there will be lots more of that in the coming year.

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