In July of 2017, a gregarious group of 17 adventurous OOPSters assembled at Telegraph Cove, BC, next to Johnstone Strait on the northeast side of Vancouver Island. At the marina we secured kayaks, gear, and food on two water taxis and ventured to Paddler’s Inn, about two hours distant, on the edge of the Broughton Archipelago, BC’s largest Marine Park. For the next week we explored the islands. Black bear, orcas, whales, seals, innumerable Bald Eagles, mink, deer, and bossy sea lions all made appearances. Dolphins cavorted around the kayaks within sight of our lodging. The undersea life was also amazing and the islands themselves are stunningly beautiful. As you may expect, many terrific photos were taken and we’ve combined the very best of these into a slide show set to music for your entertainment.
We hope you can attend the general meeting and enjoy a photographic portrait of this kayakers’ paradise. Afterward, expedition members will be on hand to talk about how to organize such a trip, the natural and human history of the area, paddling conditions, or any other questions you may have.
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