“Staycation” in Desolation Sound
Julie and I are back from a week-long rowing voyage amongst the picturesque archipelagos of Desolation Sound. This region is home to British Columbia’s largest marine park and deep fjords that include the steepest drop from mountain peak to sea floor in all of North America.
Our journey began from the shores of Cortes Island. We ventured through Desolation Sound and then down to Lund on the Sunshine Coast as well as Savary and Hernando Islands. Seals, porpoises, cormorants and eagles were abundant. Nature provided the most dramatic (and grisly) shows on Savary Island when a dominant bald eagle attacked and killed a juvenile (but full grown) bald eagle about fifty metres from our tent. You can see the pics (including the eagle saga) on our facebook page.
We’re back in the office now, but in a couple weeks we’re going on another nautical adventure. We’re participating in Tribal Journeys and will spend 8 days paddling with the Urban Nisga’a to Suquamish in Puget Sound where there’ll be a huge end of journey celebration.