Thanks - yes, this is my favourite spot on the whole BC coast. These signs on Tremble Island were put there by people who wanted to display their boat's name to prove they had braved the fearsome Nakwakto rapids.
Not sure if this is the one, but there's a rock carving on the beach in front of Fort Rupert that commemorates a Hamat'sa killing and eating of a slave woman, abducted from the Cowichan band on southern Vancouver Island. There was a Hamat'sa ceremony. When she realized they were planning to eat her, she ran. She got as far as the beach before she was caught and killed, and a carving was made there. This whole area is rich in history.
This creek is named Evader Creek after some draft dodgers who hid out here.
Thanks, Denis. Yeah, this part of the coast is highly photogenic, isn't it? Just point the camera anywahere and take great photos, lol.
A test pit. Looters try digging in different spots and when they find one they like, they go to work.
If you could compare the actual colours, somehow, with how they look in the photo you would see what I mean. It's just that the photographic subjects in this area are SO highly photogenic, you simply can't miss, even with a bunk camera.
IR6, Saagoombahlah. Abandoned 1st Nation's village site. The bushes in the foreground were where the longhouses stood.
Yes, I feel priviliged to have such easy access to this kind of wilderness.
Well, maybe that if it was made by a god, he has an artistic sense.
There certainly are some fascinating sandstone formations in the gulf islands, but to me, the gulf islands lack the "wilderness" feel that Queen Charlotte Strait has. Although populated shorelines are a good safety factor, for sure.