Tofino and Vargas 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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The fog clears as I approach Vargas Island
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That may be Blunden Island in the fog
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Traveling down the West coast of Vargas Island
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A dark forested slot in Vargas Island
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Rock gardening the west shore of Vargas Island
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I land to explore an official camping beach on Vargas Island
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The fog comes back as we start around the bottom of Vargas Island
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As we cross back over to Tofino the fog clears again
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Gordon Schank at the bottom of Widkaninnish Island
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Approaching the landing at Tofino
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Several of us go for a side trip past Tofino
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The intrepid kayaker in the fog around Vargas Island
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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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Don Barch joins me 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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Morning light on Vancouver island viewed from Vargas Island
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Packing up to leave Vargas Island
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Morning light on Vancouver island viewed from Vargas Island
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One last look at the Forest Pimevil on Vargas Island
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Kelp along the shoreline of Vargas Island
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Don Fleming paddling away from Vargas Island
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Following the north shore of Vargas Island
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Landing for a break on Vargas Island
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Crossing over to Blunden Island
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Ken Kelton rounding Blunden Island
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Rounding Blunden Island
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We swing around Clealand Island to look at the bird rookery
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The intrepid kayaker at Clealand Island
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Finally launching from Tofino on Vancouver Island
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Don Fleming just launched at Tofino
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Paddling away from Tofino
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I make a close approach to Fence Island
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Heading for Vargas Island
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Our first bald eagle onr Vargas Island
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Doug Hamilton paddling along Vargas Island
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The rest of the group paddling along Vargas Island
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Rounding the northeast corner of Vargas Island
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Doug Hamilton on the northeast corner of Vargas Island
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Rounding the northeast corner of Vargas Island
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John Somers setting up camp on Vargas Island
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Our first camp on Vargas Island
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Campfire on Vargas Island
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The intrepid kayaker finally launched in Tofino
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