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Thanks for posting. I just viewed Port Hardy to Shearwater and I've read through your entire trip and viewed the slides at your blog but posting them this way is a nice way for folks interested in the trip or portions of the trip to see sections in digestable mouthfuls. Hopefully it will drive folks to your blog for the Whole Meal Deal. BTW.....for those scoring at home, Shearwater to Port Hardy is a very good trip all on it's own and very worth traveling across the country to experience.
It looks like you got really good conditions for crossing "the Queen". Were those shots of the Deserters?
The Shelter Bay photos were nice and you had stellar conditions for rounding Cape Caution. Where was the current when you crossed Slingsby Channel? The lack of wind and swell cut you a huge break, yeah?
Red Sand Beach looked inviting. Out of curiousity why did you camp on the beach instead of the forest?
Where were the bears? I think that you ducked back into Smith Sound, yes?
The shot of Bella Bella and the approach to Shearwater always brings to mind Blind Faith and "Can't Find My Way Home". For me the approach to Shearwater has always been very melancoly. Back to the world.
I gotta go now and review more videos. I really admire your accomplishment and the huge effort that you have put into documenting the trip for the benefit of others.
My buddy and I are putting together the pieces of exploration from Olympia to an undetermined point in Alaska. We are doing Port Hardy to Port Angeles this coming summer, which will be a big piece. Our route will be down the west coast of Vancouver Island. We will still have a piece from Prince Rupert to wherever we choose in AK and a few bits and pieces that remain between Port Angeles and Olympia.
I'll be tapping your expertise for advice.