Mike's Kayak Journal, all photos taken on 7/12/2010

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A doe and fawn swam across to our Cuttle Island campground
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Approximate location: 50.1024N / 127.60481W.

Morning at our Cuttle Island campground
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Approximate location: 50.10244N / 127.60474W.

Don Barch teeters on the balancing log at our Cuttle Island campground
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Approximate location: 50.10244N / 127.60474W.

Low tide exposes bands of life in the Cuttle Islands
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Approximate location: 50.10517N / 127.60772W.

With help this time I found the totem poles on Acous Peninsula
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Approximate location: 50.10972N / 127.60006W.

Doug Hamilton looking for more totem poles in the forest
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Approximate location: 50.10984N / 127.60004W.

Gordon Schanck looking for more totem poles in the forest
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Approximate location: 50.10993N / 127.59903W.

Tim Yarish looking for more totem poles in the forest
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Approximate location: 50.10952N / 127.59921W.

I only saw two fallen-down totems on Acous Peninsula
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Approximate location: 50.10918N / 127.59923W.

Hub-Toul Island is a first nations burrial ground
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Approximate location: 50.10575N / 127.58867W.

First nations people are still burried here in modern times
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Approximate location: 50.10575N / 127.58867W.

Don Barch and I hiked around Hub-toul Island
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Approximate location: 50.10489N / 127.58736W.

The south end of Hub-toul Island was a difficult climb
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Approximate location: 50.10506N / 127.58728W.

Some dots in this picture are our friends abandong us on Hub-toul Island
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Approximate location: 50.10506N / 127.58728W.

We finally made it back to our kayaks
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Approximate location: 50.10435N / 127.58092W.

The cliffs we had to climb over and bushwack across
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Approximate location: 50.10334N / 127.57852W.

A rough collection of rocks bars the channel into the Bunsby Island group
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Approximate location: 50.09652N / 127.5653W.

This water was really rough a vew seconds ago, honest!
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Approximate location: 50.09424N / 127.55666W.

Lucy, who lives on Checkakis Island, sold Tim Yarish a half a salmon for our dinner
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Approximate location: 50.09407N / 127.55721W.

Not this half!
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Approximate location: 50.09407N / 127.55721W.

The other half of the salmon after Lucy expertly filleted it for us
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Approximate location: 50.09407N / 127.55721W.

Doug Hamilton in front of Lucys beach, with the guardian rocks in the middle ground
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Approximate location: 50.09317N / 127.55243W.

A waterfall on the coast of Vancouver Island
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Approximate location: 50.06712N / 127.44838W.

A waterfall over the mouth of a cave. Don Barch went in there, I didn't have time.
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Approximate location: 50.06601N / 127.44679W.

Another cave in the shore of Vancouver Island
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Approximate location: 50.06601N / 127.44679W.

A waterfall over the mouth of a cave. Don Barch went in there, I didn't have time.
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Approximate location: 50.06583N / 127.44656W.

A waterfall over the mouth of a cave. Don Barch went in there, I didn\'t have time.
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Approximate location: 50.06583N / 127.44656W.

A waterfall over the mouth of a cave. Don Barch went in there, I didn't have time.
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Approximate location: 50.06583N / 127.44656W.

Another cave in the shore of Vancouver Island
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Approximate location: 50.06423N / 127.44529W.

The shore of Vancouver Island, recovering from strip logging
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Approximate location: 50.0633N / 127.44503W.

Doug Hamilton deciding NOT to land on a rocky beach
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Approximate location: 50.05766N / 127.44443W.


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