These have been the hottest hotsprings to date. We actually couldn’t even get into the big pool until we’d redirected water into the bath tub (with the most spectacular view!) and even then we had to wait at least 20 minutes before the water in the bath tub had cooled to a reasonable temperature. We enjoyed the natural pool for over an hour before heading back to Nordri for a long leg to Namu.
Long but enjoyable cruise down Burke Channel. Nice, light and sunny and not at all representative of the fierce winds and harsh chop you can come up against in these waters. The legends of Mesachie Nose are terrifying! We had to skip a visit to Bella Coola and to Kwatna – both places Kim had had special time in earlier this spring that we would have liked to explore, but we have to start cutting some corners as cooler weather sets in.
Stopped in a small inlet for a little break and were lured out by dolphins feeding on herring. They were amazing – their little bursts of air and moving together so fast and then resting after the temporary excursion. Such a special thing to watch.
Carried on and tied up at Namu just as the sun was setting. The care takers here are packing up after 9 years of operating a floating moorage and looking out for the decrepit old cannery that is falling into the sea. Pulled up a couch in the moorage shack and watched herring surface and listened to two distant humpbacks bubblenet feeding. Magic place.