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Old 12-05-2020, 11:19 PM   #701
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Looking back... just shows how creatures become trained.
I remember years ago sailing into Spanish Cay midwinter and walking over to the lit fish cleanig station on the empty dock. Went ashore, grabbed some stones and went back to drop in from the cleaning station. Sure enough... bull sharks, trained to associate “splash” with scraps of fish showed up to see what was for dessert. Sadly... that night... only rocks.
I’m sure the seagulls felt the same following Emma B
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Old 12-08-2020, 11:46 AM   #702
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With 2 sunny days forecast, I thought one last trip up towards Thompson, Bond and Kwatsi was in order before starting to putt southward.
The scenery up there is incredible and gets better with snow..
Last picture is the evening view from Kwatsi dock.
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Old 12-08-2020, 12:38 PM   #703
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Looking back... just shows how creatures become trained.
I remember years ago sailing into Spanish Cay midwinter and walking over to the lit fish cleaning station on the empty dock. Went ashore, grabbed some stones and went back to drop in from the cleaning station. Sure enough... bull sharks, trained to associate “splash” with scraps of fish showed up to see what was for dessert. Sadly... that night... only rocks.
I’m sure the seagulls felt the same following Emma B
You would think that a carp with their limited operating brain capacity - more nature than nurture in their behavior - would be incapable of being trained. However, I have been at more than one dock where Asian carp are present, where a shadow will induce them to rise to the surface and float with their mouths wide open, like a trained porpoise waiting for her treat. Yep, people feeding them. It's rather creepy, much like witnessing a piranha school. Here's a random photo of the phenomenon from the INterwebs, taken at one of my old duty stations on Lake Powell.



I learned relatively recently that carp happen to be one of the "smarter" members of Osteichthyes. Supposedly
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Old 12-08-2020, 07:30 PM   #704
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Beautiful weather.

I see Kwatsi Bay Marina is now ďsale pendingĒ. Hopefully Max and company can start the next chapter...

http://www.bcoceanfront.com/listing/...tsi-bay-marina
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Old 12-08-2020, 07:33 PM   #705
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Such nice folks!
His arthritis got the best of him.
They’re building a home on Sontula
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Old 12-08-2020, 07:36 PM   #706
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IRENE,
Most of these rough resort like places are for sale most of the time.
But some that interact w people and are good at promoting a good time last much longer.
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Old 12-08-2020, 09:14 PM   #707
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Since we bought our current house with a large koi pond, I've been very impressed with the intelligence of koi (a variety of carp). They have personalities, habits, food preferences, and can recognize different people, or different shadows on the water anyway. Fascinating creatures.
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Old 12-10-2020, 10:08 PM   #708
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After a cold night, the next morning awoke to sunshine and a bright day to return..
One cold evening certainly changed the look from just the day before ...
Itís simply more beautiful late season with snow on the peaks!
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Old 12-11-2020, 01:11 PM   #709
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I passed the Sedan up in the Broughtons headed N on Dec 1st and again yesterday, 10 days later, much further S on Calm Channel headed north again. Hailed him on VHF and found out he was also cruising late. Thought I was the only silly one 😄
Didnít catch the boat name... I should have. Not sure if heís a member or if someone knows the boat?
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Old 12-12-2020, 06:34 PM   #710
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Had to wait another few days for Johnstone Strait to settle down. Spent a night back at Lagoon Cove and another couple anchored in Port Harvey.
Finally a decent forecast for the next morning and it turned out just that... the morning. (Typical Johnstone Strait) started out flat calm and fog.
When I began the turn up at Yorke Island towards Wellbore Channel it was already starting to kick up at 10:30 am.
Was too late to time Whirlpool Rapids so I tied alongside the old tug again.
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Old 12-13-2020, 05:12 PM   #711
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Just a heads up for everyone...there was a landslide in Bute Inlet recently, Calm Channel, Hole in the Wall, Okisollo channel are all VERY full of wood. Be careful out there.

I got this information from another group I belong to. There was a video of masses of debris and a warning that the video made it look better than it really was.
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Old 12-13-2020, 05:21 PM   #712
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Yes..
Crazy!
I had Dent Rapids times to do all 3 and the logs started about a half mile before Dent. Never saw so may before!
Took a video but can’t post videos here.
Nothing like dodging log whirlpools forming as you pass through the rapids..
Sure know you’re alive tho!
This is from another site,
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Old 12-13-2020, 06:19 PM   #713
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Yes..
Crazy!
I had Dent Rapids times to do all 3 and the logs started about a half mile before Dent. Never saw so may before!
Took a video but canít post videos here.
Nothing like dodging log whirlpools forming as you pass through the rapids..
Sure know youíre alive tho!
This is from another site,
I was out buddy boating with a dock neighbour a couple of weeks ago and there were logs everywhere (we were mostly in Sutil Channel). I'd assumed that the recent king tides had lifted them off of the shore, even though there were many more than I'd seen in years. This makes sense of it.
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Yes..
Crazy!
I had Dent Rapids times to do all 3 and the logs started about a half mile before Dent. Never saw so may before!
Took a video but canít post videos here.
Nothing like dodging log whirlpools forming as you pass through the rapids..
Sure know youíre alive tho!
This is from another site,
LOL.
Yup! That's the post I cut and pasted from.

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Old 12-14-2020, 10:13 AM   #715
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After a night rafted to the tug, it was whirlpool rapids, down to Green Point rapids and docked at Shoal Bay as Dent couldn’t be timed before dark.
There was no sign of logs yet but I was treated to 2 female orcas that swam straight at my bow before diving under the boat.
The view of Philips Arm across from Shoal Bay is ever changing as clouds alter the landscape. Marks writing skills are evident..
From there it was timing Dent, Gillards and Yuks...
With the surprise logs showing up just before Dent.
It was crazy! I took a video of logs forming into a whirlpool just after Dent. Not a situation you want to be caught in. The typical “stay to the right” run through was impossible as the right side was plugged with logs.
I’m always amazed at the size of the lodge at the Yuks.. Must have cost a fortune getting both men and material in there!
Calm channel felt calmer than normal after that..
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I'm glad you survived Logmageddon/Lognado! I continue to envy your stunning scenery.
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Old 12-14-2020, 10:26 AM   #717
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Too funny!
It was crazy though...
Iíve never saw anything like it!
Just did a screen shot from the little video I took.
This was shortly after the light house at Dent
Youíll see a log Whirlpool forming..
Certainly had my heart rate up!
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Old 12-15-2020, 02:08 PM   #718
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Spent a very nice evening at Heriot Bay Inn.
Was able to go up to the grocery store for both food and rum.
Now re stocked, treated my self to a few ďdark matterĒ beers in their bar before calling it a night.
Awoke to overcast and drizzle but the Strait was calm so decided to cross over and have one last peek at Desolation Sound before carrying on more southward.
Iíve seen it yearís before with snow on the peaks and hoped to see it again but the day didnít hold much promise.
As luck would have it, the closer I got, the more the clouds opened until finally, now in Desolation Sound proper, it was blue skyís and provided a back drop for some of the best scenes Iíve ever snapped. It was a nature lovers paradise.
A quiet, calm but cool night at anchor and the next day awoke to dull and overcast.
No mountains were visible as I continued on towards Lund.
I felt blessed to have saw what I did the afternoon before!
Pics are the marina lights from Heriot Bay Inn
and Desolation Sound in itís December beauty.
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Old 12-18-2020, 06:50 PM   #719
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From my little ship to yours... MERRY CHRISTMAS

Hope everyone makes the best of these crazy times.
Thanks goodness for FaceTime, Messenger video and so many other ways of connecting virtually and sharing good times during the season.

Letís all hope the new year brings us normalcy on many levels.

Best wishes to all
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Hope you are hunkered down someplace safe, as it sure is blowing/raining down here at the south end of the strait..........MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and the mighty little ship.....stay safe!

Loving the virtual trip, keep the photos coming.
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