After a week in Dawsons landing we got the weather window we were looking for and set out on Dec. the 5th to cross Cape Caution and continue our trip to Victoria. Positioning the day before to the mouth of Rivers inlet we were met by heavy snow and limited visibility. Our anchorage in Big Fry Pan Bay was covered in slush that gave the impression we were locked in the ice. The next morning cleared off and we were met by blue skies and breathtaking views of the snow covered mountains and trees. The swell had dropped to 2 meters and was well spaced so our crossing was uneventful, patience is definitely a virtue when traveling the coast in December. We arrived Port Hardy that afternoon and breathed a sigh of relief knowing the rest of the journey should prove uneventful, or so we thought.