Cape Caution

For the big boys and some of the hard core fishing vessels crossing Cape Caution either north or south bound is just another days work. Sometimes not so pleasant but a necessary evil if you work the coast. For the rest of us it can be a pretty intimidating piece of water. We left Shearwater under sunny skies and glassy seas. unfortunately daylight did not permit us to get across the open water that day and we anchored up in Goose Bay next to the old Cannery. Last operated in 1957 it is now used as a sport fishing lodge for Rivers Inlet. A good anchorage, quiet and well protected, and once again not a soul around. The next morning what looked like an opportunity to cross Cape Caution quickly disappeared. An off shore system created an extremely large swell, with waves up to 30 ft and the winds sparked up to boot. So much for that plan. After two days in Goose Bay we headed over to Dawsons Landing. A long time float camp, with store and fuel, lots of dock space and water. The owner Rob who has grown up in Dawsons was our  host. His wife was away and besides his Shepard, Zeva we had the place to our selves. Able to monitor the weather off the internet we settled in and waited for an opportunity to head south. Not as quiet as one might think Dawsons is the stop for all the caretakers in Rivers, the odd stop over by a helicopter for supplies for the logging camps and the venerable Grumman Goose who stops in on a semi regular basis for Wilderness Airways. Isolated from the outside weather with breathtaking views of the surrounding snowyimg_1497 peaks we passed the days catching up on correspondence and fishing of course.ks9l0511ks9l0513