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Old 09-11-2018, 07:45 PM   #201
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Yep, just around the corner from Egmont point.
Good staging for Princess Louisa
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:47 PM   #202
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Yes...too funny how calm with few twirlies they can be at slack.....and how absolutely crazy at full run!
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:52 PM   #203
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Pics of Salmon Inlet on the way down just now.
Gotta love the double rainbow!
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Old 09-11-2018, 08:22 PM   #204
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Travels of "Emma B" (JD powered Helmsman)

Funny story about Egmont. We stopped there in 2010 on the way to Princess Louisa. Iím walking around, checking out the store and the pub, telling everyone it was my first time Iíd ever visited Egmont. Then I walked out back of the restaurant and I see this doorway, when the hair stands up on the back of my neck and I immediately feel cold. I was alone at the time.

About 5 years prior I had been part of a field trip where we hauled a few vans worth of Helium and other mixed gas up to Egmont and took video of some giant sponges at around 250 feet in depth along Agamemnon. Sponges bigger than me, you could kind of crawl in one, just incredible. Not sure anybody had ever photographed them in their native environment before, other than pulling one up from the depths on a grapnel. But, Itís a long ways from help, you donít want to get hurt there. My unlucky number of course came up that trip and I ended up collapsing in the doorway of the gas shop with an arterial gas embolism. Anyway, it eventually turned out alright and thatís where my diving days ended. For years I had told people that we were in Lund and thatís where my mind had patched my memory. When I saw that door, it all sort of flooded back. Really freaked me out. My mind had blanked out the whole thing.

So every time I go to Egmont, I take a fresh walk and photo of that stupid doorway. Still makes me shiver.

Egmont!

Go visit my door and pay it homage.
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Old 09-11-2018, 08:43 PM   #205
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For those who have not passed through the Skookumchuk, a visit should be on your to do list. Before taking your boat through, stop at Egmont and walk down to view the rapids at full ebb or full flood. Best if you can time your visit for the biggest change, or the fastest current. Very cool, especially if there is small boat fishing or a couple of river kayaks playing in the rapids.
Viewing the video of the tug flipping a few years ago demonstrates the power of those big currents. You should also be aware of the deaths in 2012 of 2 of our RCMSAR volunteers on a training exercise in the rapids.
Don't ever get complacent while transiting the narrows, even at slack water.

Once through, the cruising is among the most scenic along the BC coast.
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Old 09-12-2018, 01:46 AM   #206
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Yes Kieth...you are so right.
Even timed at slack, we got turned and bumped about. Simply couldnít imagine an hour before or after....
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ghost....
250 feet is a very deep specialty dive.
What were you using?
Must be very dark at that depth in these waters.
Glad it turned out ok in the end
Next stop there, I take a pic of your door.....
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Old 09-12-2018, 04:37 PM   #208
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Was able to raft up at the marina where my buddy John keeps his boat. We will be pairing up cruising for a week or so in a few days. Have had may good times with him on the old trawler, this will be the first time joining with his new Helmsman 43. Had forgotten how big the full width salon feels on the 43 but itís the pilot house I like best. Will be a rare sight to see 2 Helmsman vessels cruising together in Canadian waters. Hope to be in Vancouver mid next week.


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Old 09-12-2018, 05:33 PM   #209
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Frank, I need to retire so I can travel as much as you. Nice to see another 43 on the Forum.
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:58 AM   #210
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Yep.....retirement is good. Year 3 now for me.
John was showing me some of their earlier cruise pictures.
I just love this shot of him and Marian on the bench, looking up Narrows Inlet, their Helmsman 43 out front. Awesome pic!
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Back underway and will take a slow trip to Vancouver with a few stops along the way. After being blessed with great weather, today is one of those dull, wet and dreary west coast fall days. Iím so thankful I had Scott install a bus heater complete with defroster outlets. Nice to have ďfree heatĒ underway and a clear windshield. If youíre warm and dry, the weather doesnít matter too much. These dull days can render mystical back drops as the haze surrounds mountain. All good.



Pic is just now and shows defroster outlets.
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