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Day 8: Flotilla to Alaska - Echo Bay to Blunden Harbour

by Laura Domela and Sam Landsman 14 May 11:29 UTC
Day 8: Flotilla to Alaska - Echo Bay to Blunden Harbour © Laura Domela

Queen Charlotte Soundrounding Cape Cautionis probably the most significant of the "gates" along the Inside Passage. Here, every vessel is forced from behind the shelter of Vancouver Island into the open Pacific for 40 miles.

Since we left the Gulf Islands, we've been looking ahead for our opportunity to round Cape Caution. Tomorrow looks to be the day, so this morning we put the Broughtons behind us and headed northwest to Blunden Harbour. We left Pierre's about 8:00 a.m., hoping we'd arrive at Blunden before any afternoon wind built.

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