Friday, May 29, 2009
So this is fuel delivery day at Knight Inlet Lodge. I huge barge pulls right up to the float with exactly no room to spare on either side. I don't know what the bill is but it is in the thousands. The barge shows up some time about every four weeks with enouph fuel for the generator, boats, BBQ, etc.
Friday, May 8, 2009
That's Bob (one of the guides-left), and Steve (a photographer from Pacific Wild.org), and we are out looking for bears and also getting the bears in the area accustomed to the sound of the boat engine. The little black smudges in the other pictures are black bears. Quite a common sight the week I was up there. They would come down to the shore and eat shoots of grass at the water line. The only grizzly to be seen that week was on Steve's remote camera positioned near a popular back-scratching tree. Black bears and grizzly bears don't occupy the same area. When the grizzlies move in the Black bears will ship out.
These are some views from the float and one looking back on the float. Using the depth finder on the prawning boat shows that the land plunges to below 600 feet rapidly. The first image shows the landing area for the sea plane and helicopter in the fore ground and the pilings from the cannery circa 1930 (must check facts)
I learned about driving the boat and fishing for prawns. Unfortunately the commercial crab fishers have discovered our little cove. No dungeness crab for me, yet.