Rainy Days

The next few days were rainy ones, but we still had fun exploring the calmer inland waters.

First campsite

Camp Camp Camp Camp Camp

We were able to drink directly from the clean stream water, but it was distinctly tea colored!

Stream Brown Water

Low tide was always fun to explore.

Old Native Canoe Accessway Low Tide Tidepooling Shell Moonsnail Shell

Food had to be bagged and hung from trees each night — to protect it from bears and other animals

Tied up Food Bear Bags for Food

Speaking of bears, we had one visit us at our campsite the second night! Our fearless guide Gord convinced it to head into the woods instead of walking through our camp.

Bear Bear Bear Bear

Staying comfortable in our rainy campsite.

Cozy Chart Camp Camp Camp Stream Campfire Campfire Camp Camp Camp Camp - Dinner Camp

Preparing fishing gear

Camp Fish Bonkers Fish Bonker Preparing Fishing Gear

A day-trip kayaking to a beautiful marshy area at the north end of Rose Inlet that was only accessible at high tide.

Marsh - Kayaking Marsh - Kayaking

Here, underwater in Sedmond Creek, were the faintest of remains of a native salmon fish trap from a century ago.

Upstream Native Salmon Fishing Trap - Underwater Remains Fallen Tree

Back at camp

Moss Camp Low Tide - Bugs Hermit Crab Lunch Lunch Lunch Pebble with Seaweed and Barnacles Reading Lunch - Reading

More evidence of bears

Bear Sign

A day trip to mossiest rainforest ever! (Just east of Kendrick Point)

Mossy Forest Mossy Forest Mossy Forest Mossy Forest Mossy Forest Mossy Forest Mossy Forest Mossy Forest - Big Tree Mossy Forest - Big Tree Mossy Forest Mossy Forest Moss Queen Charlotte Islands - Haida Gwaii Big Tree Moss - Millipede Big Tree Mossy Forest - Big Tree Mossy Forest Mossy Forest Mossy Forest Mossy Forest Mossy Forest Mossy Forest Mossy Forest Mossy Forest Mossy Forest - Bones - Jaw

The eddies of the stream collected pockets of white foam on the tea-colored water.

Mossy Forest - Foam Mossy Forest - Foam

On the beach, we picked up a couple choice kelps to make our own Didgeridoos.

Slug P1M7S - Queen Charlotte Islands - Haida Gwaii 0343 P1M7T - Queen Charlotte Islands - Haida Gwaii 0344 Kelp Kelp Kelp Kelp Kayaks Kelp Kelp Kelp Didgeridoo

Exploring the Rose Inlet by kayak.

Kayaking Kayaking Kayaking Kayaking Kayaking Kayaking Kayaking Kayaking Kayaking Kayaking Kayaking

Slow time at camp — reading, napping, making art, and eating. The sun was beginning to appear — tomorrow would be a beautiful day!

Reading Napping Napping Rock Art Tent Chipping Driftwood Woodhenge Camp Camp Drinks Dinner Dinner