Daybreak over Cape Caution

After three days on the hook in Bull Harbour with an active 6 year old on board, we were pretty much ready to take on the great Cape Scott regardless of what the weather conditions were.
However the conditions were forecast to be in our favour so we hoisted anchor at 4:30 to make slack tide at Nahwitti bar.

The deal is, that Nahwitti bar can be a really nasty place at the wrong part of the tide, so it functions a bit like a one way gate out to the Pacific Ocean.

We crossed through and the welcome committee on the other side consisted of eagles – eagling, humpbacks breaching….and we are sure that an otter waved at us.

Cape Scott was in our sights now as we transited the 30 miles across the top.

Cape Scott

The closer we got, the less we saw as the land snuggled under a blanket of morning mist.
We did see the Cape as we rounded it and began our descent, southerly down the outside of the island with the immediate focus being a search for a dock on which a young man could stretch out on.
The  northern tip of the island stayed enshrouded in cloud and then finally disappeared into a fog bank that loomed but never caught up to us. Ahead, we could see our next geographical challenge, the Brooks peninsula laid out in front looking like a very large crocodile.

But that’s a challenge for another day. We had Quatsino sound in our sights and the weather there sure looked better than from whence we came.

Looking down the coast towards Quatsino Sound
Rain squall at entrance to Quatsino
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Great Scott…