Friday, August 2
Correction to yesterday’s post — after doing some research we now think the prints we identified as bear are actually cougar. Didn’t see either animal today. But we did have a great paddle along the coast of Eden Island. This side of the island has lots of bays and secret inlets and islets that were fun to explore. We saw lots of wildlife too: an eagle that was perched on a branch about six feet above the water and not too fussed about us paddling by, a group of Steller Sea Lions hauled out on a rock in the sun, Red Throated Loons, female Harlequin Ducks, Least Sandpipers, Humpback Whales, Harbour Seals, various gulls. Eden Island is on the edge of Queen Charlotte Strait (which was glassy calm) and we felt we were off in a remote and rugged place, even though no doubt there were other boats and people quite close by.