Today we meet up with Kim’s parent’s on their sailboat, Nugget!
Picked up anchor at Thurston and putted out around the corner to find a line of fishing boats. We slowed down and dropped rods, but didn’t stay long. Fish weren’t biting from the banter on the VHF and we needed to get around the corner and positioned to get through the first of 3 rapids we had to make it through. Just as we came back up to speed two orange zodiacs zoomed passed us – a southern indicator of whales in the vicinity. Slowed down a bit to check out the big bull that was hopefully having some better luck fishing.
We arrived at Dent Rapids just a few minutes early which put us in perfect timing to ride Gillard and Yuculta rapids. Had a nice little push behind us to get us to Whiterock Passage where we paused in silence as we looked at the protruding rocks, narrow opening and markers that need to be aligned both in front and behind as you go through! With a little confidence building from a local passing by in a skiff we headed through with depth of 7 ft.
Cleared that and we were in the home stretch to Rebecca Spit where we found Kim’s parents enjoying a picnic lunch with the dogs on the beach in the sun. We all met back at the boat and rafted up, did a bit of catching up and then all hopped into Sturdi, dogs and all, for dinner and sunset at the Harriot Bay Inn.
Rocks at Whiterock Narrows.