Our small, but mighty group paddled Discovery Passage from Campbell River’s Tyee Spit north to Duncan Bay. Discovery Passage is the marine gateway to the wild side of Vancouver Island, and the human and ocean dynamics are different from what we see in the Comox Valley. Harbour porpoise popped up when least expected and we discovered that Steller sea lions were very interested in my whistle. The large industrial boats made an interesting contrast with the gentle rowboats of the intrepid anglers of The Tyee Club. And the changing currents kept us alert for visual clues from features like the dense bull kelp forest which indicated current direction and speed. It was another great adventure for us! Trip length was 12 km in 4 hours.
Kayaking Group Coordinator