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post #10 of Old 03-20-2013
Capt Len
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Re: British Columbia wilderness, sometime in next 3 years, any exp

Leaving the boat anchored while you wander deep inland is asking for endless adventure.One problem that I've not found an answer for is 'How to get ashore with all the bears on the beach and even worse "how to get to the beached dinghy to return to mother ship And then there's cougars and north of God's Pocket a chance of Sasquatch. This is wild country, full of salmon farms, helicopter logging camps and highend tourist resorts. Also many commercial fishers and crawling with sport fishers. They all have engines now.Probably a good reason for that. Back in the day,before I was a kid ,folks did sail/row small dorys on the coast but most took a tow from the company packer. Getting up the Salish Sea to Surge Narrows is easy but going beyond asks for a bit of talent.If no engine think swampscot or Drascomb lugger, many seasons of learning curvs and longer anchor rodes than you've got.( Bee keepers hats are mandatory for sleeping with the bugs) Luck

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