Sea Otters

Day three and once again calm seas and sunny skies met the crew for a beautiful day of cruising. The highlight of the day was the huge rafts of sea otters that had moved into the islands just south of Allison Harbour. At one time hunted almost to extinction for their pelts they have made a remarkable comeback due to efforts of marine biologists and a program to reintroduce them to the west coast of Vancouver Island. Nice to see that we can make a difference. We anchored in calm waters and put the crab traps out hoping for a feed of Dungeness. The next day looked very favourable for our crossing of Cape Caution and the open waters off the north end of Vancouver Island.