Eucott Hot Springs to Bella Coola
The boat was up early to try and catch a good tide for our Journey.
Todays Route took us to the South Bentinck Arm before going North to Bella
Coola. The tides run strong in these areas so traveling at the right
time can save a lot time.
We had a bright blue
sky and some wonderful scenery so Jan suggested we get some pictures of the
Boat. Mike, Peter Hubert and I went out in the Zodiak and took some
pictures of the Curve of Time while it drove by a particularly scenic part
of the South Bentick arm. It's by far the largest product shot I've
We tried to stop at Tallheo hot springs, but there were a number of boats
in the area already. Unable to anchor, we anchored in Larso Bay - an
old logging site. Some of us went for a Kayak across the arm (in choppy
seas) and some people stayed on the ship and did some bottom fishing.
I went for the Kayak trip so I was quite surprised when I got back and found
a visitor on the ship.
A little bird - I believe it's a Fox Sparrow - had flown to the Curve of
Time and had taken up residence around the deck eating flies and other insects
on the boat. It was quite tame - We would catch flies against the windows
and drop them - the bird would catch the flies before they hit the ground.
While I was trying to photograph the bird, a fly landed on my white t-shirt.
The bird jumped up and caught the fly against my shirt.
We got underway (bird still on board) and came up to Tallheo hot springs.
The parties that were there earlier had left so we went on shore in the Zodiak
and brought the bird with us.
Underway, we sailed up the Bentinck Arm. As we crossed the connection
between the South and North Arm we were flooded with sunlight. I went
up to the crows nest and took a look around. The sunset light lit up
the milky glacier fed water and I loved the view.
The sun was setting on the day and on our trip. It was nice light
so I snapped a shot of our European guests - Charles, Jenny and Jaques.
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From: John Harvey Photo > Mid Coast of BC on the Curve of Time > Cascade Inlet to Eucott Hot Springs
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I lived in Namu in the arly nineties. I spent 6 years prior to that in Bella Coola and later on 6 months in Bella Bella, the reserve side. I have not been to Namu in almost twenty years and I long for a way to get back as it is a part of my soul that I cannot shake. Your pictures of Namu are the first I'd seen of the decay, thank you. I still must make it there somehow, but the shots explain a lot.
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