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  Burnett Bay
  Posted by: chodups on Jun-09-12 1:34 PM (EST)

Denis crossed Slingsby Channel this morning and pulled into the south end of Burnett Bay, an enormous west facing beach. Burnett can get pounded by surf in snotty weather or by large swell emanating from distant Pacific storms. Check his track and blow up the beach.

You can see that the very south end offers a small protected landing and a reliable water source. On the north end of the beach is an islet that does a decent job of blocking surf in many tide levels. There is small cabin in the forest there that was built by Randel Washburne in the mid-eighties. Interesting articles here:

About 35 NM north of Burnett Bay is Addenbroke Lighthouse. The Keeper, Paul Whalen, in my experience, is friendly and welcoming to sea kayakers. Denis may stop here in 2 3 days. Paul documents life at the light through lots of videos he posts on YouTube. He just posted the one at the link below. If you go to the 7:00 minute mark there are some remarkable shots of a resident Bald Eagle.

Weather permitting Denis will put Cape Caution in his rearview mirror early tomorrow morning and camp in Smith Sound or continue on to Rivers Inlet.


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