his fishing urges in Laredo
Sound, Dave decided we should press on
Every so often I look back and see something
I would have otherwise missed. We went right
past this island. It is aptly named Cone
We see lots of interesting
the way,too. This is the Addenbrooke lighthouse
just north of Queen Charlotte Sound.
Here's the Seafood King in his Crab King mode.
There are 23 crabs in that crab trap alone.
There were 18 in the second trap. OK, they
weren't all keepers (only males over 6 inches),
but this was a record haul. His crab cakes
that evening were ambrosia. Location tip: Cameron
Cove in Laredo Sound.
Look at the size of just
one half of one of the keepers.
We see lots
of tug boats along the way, however, this one
near Shearwater BC was especially pretty and
in pristine condition.
We also see lots of hazards in the water.
This thing was as long as our boat! We estimated
it was 50-60 feet long.
We find lots of
other things in the water
that would cause us grief. Here is a gill net
strung half-way across a channel. The orange
ball is at one end of the net; the boat
in the distance is at the other end. The
white floats mark the top side of the net that
hangs down into the water. We have to be sure
to see these things and not run through one
of these nets. The problem this time is that
there was a second gill net that had been set
making it look as if the entire channel was
a hazard. However, the fishermen were being
careful. As we approached what looked like
one single string of net across the channel,
a skiff zipped through the opening between
the nets, clearly demonstrating to us where
We try to stay constantly
vigilant. Sometimes that vigilance means
seeing GREAT sights. Like whales. Stay tuned
for the next email that will feature the whales
I saw from the skiff outside Fury Cove.
M/V Royal Sounder