Flores Island


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Getting ready to launch from Whalers Rock
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Fog bow in the middle of the socked in crossing to Vargas Island
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Two bald eagles in Cow Bay in the morning
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Campers in other spots on Cow Bay
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Bull kelp at low tide in Cow Bay
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A yacht moored on the south side of Flores Island
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I walk through a cave on Kutkous Point
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I stop for a break on a beach on Kutkous Point
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I go looking for the other end of the cave I walked in on Kutkous Point
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Here is the other end of the cave I walked in on Kutkous Point
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I meet another group of kayakers on their way to Cow Bay
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Small rock, part of Whaler's Islet.
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Small rock, part of Whaler\'s Islet.
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Rounding Whalers Islet
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I landed on Whalers Islet to check it out
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The Rest of my group caches up with me on Whalers Islet
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John Somers and Dave Harry join me on Whalers Islet
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A small arch on Bartlett Island
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Sea stars hanging on the roof of an arch at low tide
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I go rock gardening around Bartlett Island
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We rock garden the rest of the way around Bartlett Island
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Don Barch paddles up a channel in Bartlett Island
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I explore a small island on the way back to camp
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The intrepid kayaker waiting for his friends on Whalers Islet
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Starting back down Flores Island the next day
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Trees on rocks offshore from Flores Island
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Rock gardening down the west shore of\ Flores Island
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Rock gardening down the west shore of\\ Flores Island
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An old buoy washed ashore on Flores Island
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Rock gardening down the west shore of Flores Island
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Beautiful textures on the rocks in the water
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Rock gardening down the west shore of Flores Island
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Tree covered rock off Flores Island
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I land on a large sandy beach for lunch
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Tree growing on rock growing out of sand
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Creek flowing through sand at low tide
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Driftwood caught un cracks at the end off a beach
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I land on a large sandy beach for lunch
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Tree covered rock off Flores Island
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The rest of the group finally catches up with me
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Rock gardening down the west shore of Flores Island
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Low curved arches on Flores Island
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Doug Hamilton under one of the low arches
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Low curved arches on Flores Island
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Rock gardening down the west shore of Flores Island
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Don Barch paddling into a slot on Flores Island
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Rock gardening down the west shore of Flores Island
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Don Barch rock gardening down the west shore of Flores Island
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Dave Harry rock gardening down the west shore of Flores Island
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Rock gardening down the west shore of Flores Island
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This time I skip the portage across the southwest point of Flores Island
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And take the shortcut through the slot instead
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Fog fills in the east side of Cow Bay
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The Mate Island Channel is navigable at high tide
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The Mate Island Channel was high and dry at low tide
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Sea stars hanging on the roof of an arch at low tide
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A cave too smal to go into
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Beautiful textures on the rocks in the water
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The forest above dramatic cliffs and caves
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The sky clears over Hot Springs Cove
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Barnicles on tree branches in Hot Springs Cove
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An orgy of sea stars in Hot Springs Cove
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The official dock for visiting the Ramsey Hot Spring
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A float plane delivering people to the Ramsey Hot Springs
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There is a small town in Hot Springs Cove
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I checked out the other end of the Mate Island Channel
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Another channel in Mate Island, this one never goes through
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The light at the end of Hot Springs Cove
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Rock gardening our way out of Hot Springs Cove
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We explore a few more miles of Flores Island looking for a camping beach
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Although sandy, we chose to camp on this secluded beach
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Dave Harry discoveres he has two halves of the wrong spare paddles
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I go for a walk from our beach through the woods to a river cascade
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Evening light on a secluded beach on Flores Island
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Doug Hamilton and the intrepid kayaker after a hike in the forest
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The intrepid kayaker in the kelp approaching Cow Bay
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The morning fog starts to clear on the west shore of Flores Island
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How brown kelp leaves form
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A cave and arch on Flores Island
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Sea stars and anemones on the walls of a cave
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Beautiful slot in the rock gardens of Flores Island
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Morning light on the rocky shore of Flores Island
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Don Barch in a slot in Hot Spring Point
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Hot spring steam visible from out on the water
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Kelp and mussels seem to do well near the hot water
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Radiance of God beams in the hot spring steam
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We take a shortcut to the boardwalk to the hot springs
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Hot water flows under the boardwalk and stairs
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Other people arrived at the Ramsey Hot Springs before us
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Our camp at the west end of Cow Bay on Flores Island
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Low tide made us wait to launch in the morning
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Patterns in the sand at low tide
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Low tide reveils the boiler and condenser from a shipwreck.
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Seaweed and patterns in the sand at low tide
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Looking back at our Cow Bay camp from a tidepool walk
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Seaweed and patterns in the sand at low tide
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A nearby river replenishes our fresh water supply
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A fearless bird on our beach
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A nearby river replenishes our fresh water supply
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Impatient to launch, we move the boats
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The tide comes up around the shipwreck
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I launch early and look back at camp
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Looking across to the other end of Cow Bay
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Examining the shape of giant kelp leaves
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Examining the shape of feather boa kelp
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Paddling through shallow kelp beds
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The forest comes down to the water on Flores Island
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I portage across a narrow isthmus
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My friends take the long way around
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A cabin on the side of the isthmus
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Looking back at the portage isthmus
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The long way around has a shortcut through a slot
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Another cabin in the wilderness on Flores Island
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Looking up the west shore of Flores Island
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We start looking for a campsite on the west shore of Flores Island
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Doug Hamiltorn poking into coves looking for a campsite
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Trees growing on the clif just above the water
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Doug Hamilton poking into coves looking for a camping beach
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Will my kayak fit through there?
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Beautiful rocky clif
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Answer: No, our kayaks cannot go here at this tide
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Don Barch finds another way
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Beautiful rocky clif
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Peak through to another beach
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But it is a very small sand beach
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Looking into a large cove
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Don Barch in the end of the large cove
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Rock gardening up the west shore of Flores Island
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Waterfall on Flores Island
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Rock gardening up the west shore of Flores Island
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Trees on a rock in the Gerrard Group of islets
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The intrepid kayaker rock gardening in the Gerrard Group of islets
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