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August 8, 2006

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We are still planning to arrive in Steveston Marina at about 3:00 PM on Aug 11 and arrive in Shelter Island marina Saturday Aug 12 at about 3:00 PM. Both are on the Frazer River, Richmond BC.

It was a fun time seeing Chip, Jodie, Ryan, Scott, Mikayla & Trent. They arrived in Rupert July 31 by Via Rail. They are such perfect kids, from 6 to 10 years old and it is a pleasure to have them.

Fishing licenses for everyone and start our trip south. Start fishing after 5 miles and caught 2 nice salmon.

Stop Aug 1 at Kumealon Island Cove 53 51.764 N 130 01.650 W, Aug.2 at Sarah Island 52 47.066 N 129 04.755 W Aug 3 stop at Shearwater for food etc then up Dean Channel to the Mackenzie Cairn at 52 22.641 N 127 28.256 W then night at Stokes Island 52 12.104 N 127 51.807 W, Aug 4 at Fry Pan Bay 51 29.913 W, 127 42.687 W, Aug 5 Quarterdeck Marina, Port Hardy 50 42.782 N 127 29.319 W, Aug 6 Grebe Cove 50 42.647 N 126 38.074 W, Aug 7, Turn Bay 50 21.118 N 125 27.759 W, Aug 8 Campbell River 50 02.116 N 125 14.602 W.

This trip down the Inside Passage is everything it is bragged up to be.

Beautiful scenery, calm waters, good anchorages and lots of wildlife. Land based animals are easily concealed by the dense bush but we have spotted 3 wolves, bears and deer as well as a generous supply of eagles and other birds. In the sea we have caught more fish and seen many Humpback and Killer Whales as well as dolphins and seals.

Also of continuous interest and probably not classified as wildlife are the tremendous variety of boats. From single person kayaks to huge cruise ships. Pleasure boats, commercial fishing boats, sport fishing boats and tugboats with up to 3 barges in tow. And when we are in harbor, in spite of all the boats we have seen around the world we still enjoy walking along the dock and looking at boats.

Just 4 more days.