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Principie Channel Daysail

Leisurely purposeful travel with no particular destination. Got out early this year. Everywhere we have missed the big hoards of people. Eucott Hot Springs by the end of May for two weeks! Cape Caution treated us kindly but after a few days leaving Smith Sound for more north, we got thumped. You cannot take these waters lightly. Our goal was Gitxaala’ (Kitkatla). That is a village of First Nations a way up by Porcher Island not far from Alaska. These people are very generous and gave us many gifts. The best being smiles! This coast offers so many surprises. One being the number of wolves we have seen. We had only seen 3 wolves in all the many years on this coast until this summer. One dawn morning near Princess Royal Island they howled! Only one Brown Bear and he was swimming in Work Bay as Mars rose. The fall is proving to be very smoky. Hard to go south and further into the haze when we have had such clean wonderful air up north. The salmon are jumping, the Sandhills are heading south and so are we.