September 1 - 4, 1999 - a trip up Nootka Sound on a working boat, the Unchuck II
Sept. 1 - We drive to Gold River, meet Pete and Audree. We are in our camper van and they are in the motel.
Sept. 2 - Pete and Audree pick us up at the campsite at 6:00 am and we go board the boat. Nice, sunny day. The boat is quite full. We get clam chowder for lunch, all the while watching the boat delivering and picking up items at fishing camps and logging camps, as we sail up the Nootka Sound. Once we are out of the inlet and into the ocean the going is a bit more rough. We arrive at Kyuquot. We are assigned B & Bs by the Skipper. We walk and visit Pete and Audree in their very nice B & B, then to supper buffet ($14.95) Back to the boat and catch the skiff across the bay to our B & B on the Native side of town. An adventure, to say the least.
Sept. 3 - There is no power on until later, but we get breakfast. We go back to the boat and leave at 8:00 am. The boat and crew are working on the way back, also. At one point we pick up two women, each in her kayak and bring them aboard. We get back to Gold River, have supper at Charlie's Restuarant, and back to our camper for the nite.
Sept 4 - Drive back to Victoria much more informed about life on Nootka Sound, and about boating and navigating
information on the Uchuck and a fine photo gallery cruising on the MV Uchuck iii
It would be delightful to be on one of the cruises again.

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