Day 4 rowing around Vancouver Island
Colin has rounded the corner.He reached his most northern point this afternoon and is now camped in Cape Scott Provincial Park.The weather was less than perfect today and headwinds slowed his progress, but he still managed 69 km.
I’ve never been to Cape Scott, but after listening to Colin rave about the scenery it’s now on my bucket list.He seen more wildlife today than all three previous days combined: whales, seals, sea lions, and otters. And now he’s camped on a pristine white sand beach shouldered by a rocky headland.
Yesterday someone asked what Colin eats to keep his strength up.This was a really important part of the planning process, and there were a lot of things to keep in mind. He needs to eat more than twice as much as he normally would, and yet the exertion often reduces his appetite.This means he needed to bring foods that were high in calorie, easy to prepare and compact.
For each day he has three large ziplock bags of food: breakfast/lunch, snacks and dinner.Breakfast is noodles and coffee.Lunch is two tortilla wraps with cheese, spinach and tuna.Dinner is boil-in-the-bag Indian curry with instant mashed potatoes, a protein smoothie for an appetizer and cookies for dessert.Snacks are trail mix, granola bars, cookies, chocolate covered almonds, licorice, dried mangos, and bananas, while they last.He also takes a multivitamin and a fish oil capsule.
Let’s hope that tomorrow brings light winds from the north.