The area known as Desolation Sound between the west coast of
Columbia and Vancouver Island is
a maze of scenic islands and waterways.
In some places high peaks drop straight into steep narrow channels.
There waterfalls created by snowmelt plummet down the dark rock walls into water made a milky jade green by the sediment of glaciers.
In many areas such as Toba Inlet the depth of the water is well over a hundred feet deep right up to the shores.
Because of this depth our captain was able to nose the little David B
right up to the cascading water.
We stood on deck in the mist from the falls as we shot photos of rainbows formed over the water.
Captain Jeffrey took the boat almost under
and gave us all a good shower. For once
I had a handkerchief in my pocket so I was able mop off the lens of my camera
in time to get some photos. Racine Falls
Although the still photographs we took were great, I think nothing tells the story like video.
The footage is wobbly and shaky, but keeping my camera steady and level while standing on the deck of a moving boat was a bit of a challenge. And, yes, my little Nikon 3100 took the soaking and kept on shooting.