We enjoyed the time camped at Elk Bay rec site on Discovery Passage, north of Campbell River. The weather was a mixed bag, and even when the sun was shining, the tall trees to the south blocked much chance of solar. Plus, it was time to replenish the propane supply! So we headed back into Campbell river briefly.
Ms Hailey has been eyeing up a lot of the trees around here, trying to decide how best to climb them with 3 legs. Well, she surprised me by climbing up about 5 feet, and hung there a while before deciding to retreat. She was too fast for a photo though.
With no solar about to happen in the morning, we continued on into Port Hardy.
Ate breakfast on the waterfront, before heading out to check the Georgie Lake rec site. Found it had too many trees and a bit too rough with only marginal lake views. Next, we hung out near the ferry terminal, watching the ferries come and go, while getting caught up online. One ferry departed, then returned and docked again 15 minutes later! Trouble, or just crew training?
Then we headed back to Port McNeill, where there is a spot right on the water with great views, but still close to town. Weather was a very mixed bag; driving rain, brief sunshine and calm, then howling winds, more rain. At high tide the waves in this relatively sheltered area were crashing within 20 feet of the rig. With no better weather in the forecast, it was time to just hunker down and enjoy the occasional break for Hailey to get out and explore. The sun really tried to come out on the final morning as we departed for points south.
There are some higher elevation sections of the road as we moved south past Woss and Sayward. It was easy to see that the rain we had received down at sea level was heavy snow up here.