Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Day 64/ September 2nd – Open Bight to Burnett Bay to Blunden Harbour

Scott got up early, pulled anchor and started Nordri around Cape Caution. Kim got up just in time to catch the end of the sunrise. Amazingly calm day. It really couldn’t get any better for a Cape Caution rounding. We came by Burnett Bay beach which is a long stretch of sand that is probably visited about as often as the moon because of it’s location directly under the Cape. Not often you can safely anchor in these waters and get a dingy to shore for a little exploring. The perfect place for Scott to slip a slice of kelp on my finger and propose! Of course I accepted and we enjoyed the walk up and down the beach that much more…even the part where we had to take our pants off to cross an ice cold stream.

Pulled anchor and headed for Blunden Harbour. Enjoyed the glassy calm waters and sun the whole way, A few porpoises here and there. Fish jumping around. Tucked into Blunden and had an explore of the midden beach, 3 feet deep in places. We read that 1 inch of midden is the equivalent to 300 years. This is another one of those places where you can just imagine, almost feel, the people that thrived here for thousands of years. The remains of a big longhouse hangs out over the beach. Thankful to 'Nakwaxda'xw First Nation for erecting a sign here letting us know where we are.

Smoked some salmon in the BBQ and watched a thunderstorm roll in and over us while we sipped champagne. Wonderful day.



Getting our pellicle on.


What Cape Caution looked like as we went by.

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Scott found, not one…


…but TWO balls.

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