Marina at Alhousat, where our water taxi docked.
A "culturally modified" redcedar along the trail.
Wolf tracks were plentiful along the beach. New ones appeared each morning as the tide washed the sands clean.
Elise found a huge clam shell, perfect as a breakfast bowl.
Juvenile bald eagle hunting from the rocks.
As we broke through the forest and reached the west shore of the island, the beaches really opened up. The views were stunning.
Our tent site at Cow Bay.
Elise was obsessed with bull kelp, and kept dragging pieces up and down the beach. Her "pets", she said.
Cow Bay, voted one of Canada's top 10 beaches. Lots of whale activity and kilometers of golden sand with virtually no humans in sight.
Sunset at Cow Bay.
The sand dollar collector, complete with full pockets.
And the final haul...
Bridge across Cow Creek, the only decent water source on the entire journey.
A pretty impressive sitka spruce complete with fishing float to mark the way.
Final night at the "dune camp".
As we unzipped the tent at 6:00 am on our final morning, intent on catching the 8:30 am water taxi, we were treated to the highlight of the trip as a pair of wolves trotted across the beach. I guess Elise had been a tad worried, because she excitedly exclaimed, "They weren't even interested in our tent!".
Getting absolutely swarmed by the "rez dogs" on the way back to the water taxi. A final cultural hit to finish a fine trip.
Bring on the summer heat!