Sunday, July 28
The wind finally died overnight and the boats that were waiting to go north were gone when we got up. Our day’s destination was Telegraph Cove to meet Geoff who was driving up from Nanaimo, so it was just a short hop for us. We tied alongside a dock on the east side of the cove and waited for Geoff to arrive and later went to the pub for dinner. Geoff is on his way to Port Hardy to board the ferry to Bella Bella with a group of Nanaimo paddlers. They plan to paddle back to Port Hardy, scouting out good kayak camp sites en route.
While Geoff got set up in the campground, Ron and I visited The Whale Interpretive Centre, having not been in there for a few years. The centre is run by the Johnstone Strait Killer Whale Interpretive Centre Society and enjoys rent-free premises at the end of the boardwalk, thanks to the generosity of Gordie Graham who owns the boardwalk and surrounding buildings. This is an amazing resource with fully articulated skeletons of land and marine mammals, including a 60 foot fin whale.