Vancouver Island - Day 46



We woke in our awesome little camp spot ready for another day on the water... after cheese toasties for breakfast we packed up camp and headed off. It was a relief to be able to launch without waves crashing into shore, just slide off the beach and into the calm Salish sea. We paddled between the islands, exploring as we went and making the most of the beautiful day. Our main concern in this area was the boating channels and avoiding the tankers and ferries. From about midday we could see the island where we would be landing. Once we could see it it made the day feel like it took forever! We had to paddle with it in our sights for at least three hours, it sure felt good when we finally landed. Our camp for the night looked awesome, a small rocky beach with a tree covered bank. When we stepped up the bank we realised it was actually a forest behind the beach, with nice grassy areas perfect for our tents. We couldn’t believe that we had scored such a great spot. I couldn’t help but excuse myself from setting up camp to go and explore. I took my bow with me just incase I found something for dinner. I came around a corner of the island and there were two deer in front of me, unfortunately they saw me as I saw them and they were gone in a flash.

As I walked back I stopped on the rocks to take in the view, I heard a whale breath and looked out to see a huge black fin slicing though the water... Orca!