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Old 01-25-2016, 06:01 PM   #11
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The provincial campground is past Masset at the north end of the island. From there a short drive to the end of the road and next stop (over the water)would be Alaska (which you can see on a clear day). Fantastic beaches ( Agate Beach nearby) and you used to drive for km on the sand. May is when we were there, just be prepared for a very damp cool environment, although we lucked out with lots of sunshine and no rain over four days. This was one of our most memorable trips and still thinking about it even though a few years back.
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Old 01-25-2016, 06:53 PM   #12
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how long was your stay in haida gwaii, i see your truck is ridgeline pulling
17b ,i have also rigdeline, hoping 21 is not to much for it,but got ll the time in the world now
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Old 01-26-2016, 12:00 AM   #13
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Our stay up there was 4 days. Drove up to Prince Rupert stopping in Kitimat and then returning via Port Hardy. While I would think the Ridgeline will pull a 21 just fine; I would keep aware of the "total" weight. Fuel mileage on this truck suffers when towing, but overall comfort on long distance drives ( our last road trip south to the desert was 3 months) more than makes up for us.
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Old 01-26-2016, 12:58 AM   #14
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About two months, , single-handed up the coast, wife flew up, cruised all the historic stuff on Moresby Island. Fortunately we had friends with a float plane that flew her out of Rose Harbor. I then sailed from there, about 30+ hours to Bull Harbor at the top end of Van. Island.

For what you're doing it's quite feasible, lot's of good fishing up there, even I could catch them.

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Hi Ron,
Your post gave me the grins as I too have done that wonderful sailing trip. My boat was an engineless 30' trimaran ... well ok part of the trip I had a British Seagull. Up the coast, crossed to QCC from Banks Island, down the eastside to Rose Harbor and all the 'historical sites' along the way, out to Anthony Island and back to Rose Harbor. Seaplane taxied up and wanted me to dingy them ashore (was that you?)... did ... then in the middle of the night jumped off to Winter Harbor and down the outside of Vancouver Island and back to Port Townsend. Trip up and back took a bit over 9 months .... year was '76.

Really looking forward to finding you on the road with a blazing campfire. Have some wonderful sea stories to share and bet you do too.

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Old 01-26-2016, 01:56 AM   #15
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Really looking forward to finding you on the road with a blazing campfire. Have some wonderful sea stories to share and bet you do too.

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I departed from the South end of Banks Island to South of Burnaby Island. Long overnight sail. I was so tired that I crashed for a few hours. Didn't even hear a Beaver that picked up some folks from a boat a hundred feet away.

Yup, lot's of good stories but some I don't like to remember. Like long nights in a gale sitting in the cockpit in the blackness on anchor watch, hoping that the two anchors didn't drag.

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