We are normally back to the float for a picnic lunch around 1:00 but that may vary depending on the tide. If the high tide is later in the morning then we have an earlier lunch and return to the skiff do we can go up the river. If the guest have had enough of the grizzly bears and lunch we start to head down Knight Inlet for the forty kilometer (25 mile) ride back to the lodge on Minstrel Island. The an hour and quarter boat trip may take two or more hours some times due to the afternoon winds and the desire for a comfortable ride but most often because of the side trips to enjoy the scenery of the inlet and to look for more black bears and dolphins. …..tomorrow starts a Whale watching safari.
When we go to shore to drive up the river we land on a finger of land that was an approach to a dock once used by a logging camp. The first photo is the view looking out of the Glendale River estuary and up Knight Inlet. The River is about half way up Knight Inlet which means the Inlet extends for another 72 kilometers (45 miles) to the head. The second photo is looking into the mouth of the River as you can see the stern of the skiff from yesterdays posting. This photo was taken at high tide as the tops pilings you can see may be 5 meters (15 ft.) out of the water at a low tide.Visit our Blog