Always fun to explore some new ground and our camp trip out of Kitimat gave us just the chance to do that. Arriving under sunny skies at MK marina in Kitimat we were met by our friend Doug Davis of West Coast Launch who was working in the area. We got the royal tour of Kitimat compliments of Doug and his wife’s Debbie’s Dad, Werner, who is a long time resident of Kitimat and a retired Alcan employee. The area is a buzz with the prospect of new LNG plants and upgrades to the existing smelter. Definitely has the feel of boom town about to happen. We can only hope that the increased development and marine traffic will leave this beautiful part of our coast unblemished. A one day turnaround and we were off with our crew for Hawksberry Island.
The weather turned a little moist but winds remained light and while our crew slugged away in the woods, Deb slaved in the galley, while the captain diligently hunted crabs. Mission accomplished by both crew and clients and the week flew by ending on a sunny note. Thanks to our forestry crew for a good fishing charter and with the promise of future work we left Kitimat for our summer home in Prince Rupert.