The area we travel between the lodge on Minstrel Island and the Johnstone Strait area where we whale watch occasionally has low cloud (fog). Most days it is clear by the time we reach the Straits but if not it is gone by noon. This being the reason your guides each have a GPS with programmed routes, which made it a safe trip. These conditions do make for some interesting photography and this island is often in the pictures. I have learned over the years that the scenery in our area is considered “breath taking” by most of the guests and I still marvel at the variety of photos the guests share in the evening as they sit in the lodge’s common area.
From the scenic walk along the edge of the river to the view from the deck of Trapper Rick’s cabin the extra day at the lodge with the Trapper is hard to explain. The best explanation was one I got this summer from a guest. He said it is what city people idealized it would be like to live in the woods and enjoy nature without the interruption of job and neighbours. Maybe a little of Thoreau’s walden pond was part of the explanation.