Hesquiat Harbor to Estevan Point, July 13th 2009.

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View back at our camp on Hesquiat Bay
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Approximate location: 49.44944N / 126.43229W.

Forest coming down to the water on Hesquiat Bay
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Approximate location: 49.45478N / 126.45498W.

One of the few rocky points in Hesquiat Bay
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Approximate location: 49.44777N / 126.45974W.

Grey whales feeding in shallow water just outsideHesquiat Bay
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Approximate location: 49.39106N / 126.45708W.

The lighthouse at Estivan Point
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Approximate location: 49.37473N / 126.53654W.

The coastline at Estivan Point is low and inhospitible
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Approximate location: 49.37294N / 126.53568W.

The lighthouse at Estevan Point
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Approximate location: 49.37294N / 126.53568W.

The intrepid kayaker in the kelp near Estevan Point
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Approximate location: 49.37312N / 126.47493W.

Dave Harry and Doug Hamilton meet me on the water
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Approximate location: 49.37312N / 126.47493W.

Gordon Schanck near the mouth of Hesquiat Bay
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Approximate location: 49.38099N / 126.46429W.

Don Fleming contemplating a long crossing
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Approximate location: 49.39378N / 126.43684W.

We land for lunch and replenishing our water supply
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Approximate location: 49.41075N / 126.39367W.

A river flows through the boulders of the beach
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Approximate location: 49.41075N / 126.39367W.

From the water it is difficult to see the river
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Approximate location: 49.40949N / 126.39286W.

A gray whale seems to follow us down the coast
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Approximate location: 49.40417N / 126.37535W.

The forest above dramatic cliffs and caves
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Approximate location: 49.39833N / 126.35063W.

Looking up out a sinkhole in a cave
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Approximate location: 49.39739N / 126.3484W.

We had mild conditions for rock gardening into every cave
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Approximate location: 49.39739N / 126.3484W.

We stuck our noses through every slot
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Approximate location: 49.39754N / 126.349W.

The intrepid kayaker in the kelp approaching Cow Bay
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Approximate location: 49.26327N / 126.183W.

We stuck our noses through every slot
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Approximate location: 49.39588N / 126.34792W.

The forest above dramatic cliffs and caves
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Approximate location: 49.39333N / 126.34466W.

Gravel beaches look inviting to camp on
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Approximate location: 49.39299N / 126.34443W.

The forest above dramatic cliffs and caves
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Approximate location: 49.39228N / 126.34346W.

In the afternoon we hug the shore looking for a camping spot
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Approximate location: 49.39039N / 126.34097W.

Beautiful cave, cliff and trees
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Approximate location: 49.3902N / 126.34041W.

Doug Hamilton outside a cave
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Approximate location: 49.39045N / 126.33975W.

Everyone else lands on a beach for the evening
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Approximate location: 49.38921N / 126.33872W.

But I cannot resist exploring the coast a little longer
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Approximate location: 49.38728N / 126.33726W.

A cave inaccessable at low tide
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Approximate location: 49.38719N / 126.33734W.

The forest above dramatic cliffs and caves
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Approximate location: 49.38681N / 126.33732W.

A cave inaccessable at low tide
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Approximate location: 49.38593N / 126.33689W.

The forest above dramatic cliffs and caves
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Approximate location: 49.38533N / 126.33646W.

A small cave, don't go here on any tide
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Approximate location: 49.38496N / 126.33578W.

Another gravel beach, a little small for camping
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Approximate location: 49.384N / 126.33554W.

A cave inaccessable at low tide
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Approximate location: 49.3837N / 126.33526W.

The forest above dramatic cliffs and caves
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Approximate location: 49.38189N / 126.3346W.

The forest comes down to the water on Vancouver Island
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Approximate location: 49.38189N / 126.3346W.

A cave inaccessable at low tide
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Approximate location: 49.38189N / 126.33436W.

Beautiful textures on the rocks in the water
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Approximate location: 49.38138N / 126.33417W.

We set our kitchen up on this drifwood log
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Approximate location: 49.3896N / 126.33822W.

There was plenty of room for our camp on this beach
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Approximate location: 49.3896N / 126.33822W.

A kayak stored above high tide for the evening
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Approximate location: 49.38979N / 126.33859W.

Our camping beach had a cave to explore
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Approximate location: 49.38979N / 126.33898W.

The cave opened up inside
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Approximate location: 49.38979N / 126.33898W.

Our camping beach had a cave to explore
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Approximate location: 49.39013N / 126.34185W.

I love gravel beaches for camping
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Approximate location: 49.38955N / 126.3382W.


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