Cumshewa Inlet

 

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While on last summer’s Haida Gwaii trip aboard the Passing Cloud we had a layover between cruises and groups of passengers.

The photos on this roll are taken on the trip down Cumshewa Inlet and mostly in Gordon Cove at the west end of the inlet 30km from Hecate Strait. It was very calm, with terrific light in the morning, making for some fantastic reflections, and as a result I went a bit overboard (not literally) with the shutter clicks. Gordon Cove is on Moresby Island well north of the Gwaii Haanas protected area. Cumshewa Inlet map is at this link, Gordon Cove at this link just south of Moresby Camp

This anchorage is near the end of the road that connects to Sandspit (see my Sandspit post here). Normally these guest exchanges alternate between the end of the road with passengers coming and leaving in a van and a float plane trip to/from the south end of Gwaii Haanas. Thus the Passing Cloud makes a one way trip with each group of passengers.

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These layoffs are not a day off as there is a lot to do on the boat in terms of cleaning, offloading garbage, loading food, making repairs, safety gear checks and so on. However, without the passengers to care for there is more personal time. I took some time ashore to stretch my legs and look for archaeological sites. There were none recorded in this area and I thought there should be at least one. And there was one that I could find in an hour or two of poking around. It was a 10,700 year old site, dateable by the sea level history and artifact type. There were also the remains of a logging camp, with a wrecked fish-boat, old logging truck, remains of log loading facilities, dwellings and roads as well as a collapsed bridge. The only film I shot of the cultural features is the bridge; the rest are digital photos.

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Others from this trip on 52Rolls can be seen with this link.

You can also find many more Gwaii Haanas images from last summer shot with digital cameras on my blog (here).

 

To see an enlarged version of any image in the gallery below, click on it and then navigate to others with the arrows or with swiping.

2016-34:Olympus mjuii, Agfa Vista 200, commercially processed and scanned.

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8 thoughts on “Cumshewa Inlet

  1. Reblogged this on burnt embers and commented:

    Reblogging my roll 34 for 2016 over at 52Rolls. This roll is pretty much all about the light and reflections in Gordon Cove at the west end of Cumshewa Inlet. I had a hard time choosing the lead image as I really like several of them. Click on the 52Rolls link to see nearly the whole roll.

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