Yesterday we did our big push, an 8 hour day on the waters of the Great Bear Rainforest in Gitga’at territory. We paddled a portion of the proposed tanker route for the Northern Gateway Pipeline project. We went from Hartley Bay, through Wright Sound where the ferry Queen of the North sank in 2006. Then down Lewis Pass to Squally Channel and over to Kiel after some strong winds and bigger waves near the end of the paddle. Today we paddled to Cetacea Lab on Gil Island and we are learning about the steady increase of whale populations and how the proposed supertankers could affect them.
Kiel is a magical place and tonight it looks like we’ll have a freshly caught salmon (40 pounder!) for dinner.