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Campbell River Harbor: What nationality would the owner of this boat be?

Campbell River fishing fleet

Well-equipped boat - this is the GPS display that gave us our position every minute of the trip

The area we sailed across was deep (about 1 mile) and had some of the fastest currents in the world - up to 30 knots - when the tides ebbed and flowed. You can see the currents causing waves on the surface.

The scenery was gorgeous - and sings of people rare

Typical scenery

Believe it or not, they log these mountains

Our landing point was on the Orford River at Bute Inlet. It was also used by logging companies to drop off logs. Here a tugboat readies a batch of logs for a run down to a mill.

A big tugboat, helped by the little one on the left gets the cedar logs on their way

Good advice!

"First Nation" refers to the natives who have been here a lot longer than us!

We took a bus! about 2 miles up the Orford River and as soon as we hopped off the bus, we saw a grizzly.

And another. The first two were fairly far away. Wait!

The answer to the question "does a wild bear .... in the woods?"

Now, they start coming closer, in this stream where lots of salmon are spawning.

This is about the fifth one we've seen

Right in front of this bear is where the salmon swim

Tale a look at those claws!

THey were this close!

Going Fishing

We got closer than this. Karen is on the right and note the guide's gun on the ground.

Karen, Jim and friends

He's just about caught up to the salmon. This bear is no dummy, he herded the salmon into the shallows to make him easier to catch.

Caught a big one.

Got em.


Chasig salmon - they can sure move fast in the water

Amazingly fast in the water for a 300 pound creature

Here is the prey - spawning salmon - right in the center of the photo.

Spawning salmon. Look just below center for one, then carefully for 5 more.