First Camping Tour of 2019: Guide’s Photo Journal

Our annual May Long Weekend camping tour took place again this year with 3 regular faces (good to see you again Duane, Rod and Connor!) and 2 new paddlers (family and friends of the originals). This is the 5th year that this crew has come out on this weekend to kick off our season in style!

Having kayaked and camped just about everywhere possible in Desolation, this year we added an extra day to the trip and paddled beyond Desolation, circumnavigating West Redonda Island in 5 days in an expedition-style trip that saw their streak of incredible May Long Weekend weather continue (with the exception of the last day, perhaps!)

Our Lead Guide Kyle Watters was on hand and took some incredible pictures of the adventure.

We really love these early season camping tours in Desolation Sound!

A Bald Eagle on a bluff in Desolation Sound.

Paddling north in Lewis Channel.

Almost at camp on Day 2.

Paddling around Connis Point on West Redonda Island.

Pryce Channel.

Elizabeth Island in Pryce Channel with the mountains of Toba Inlet in the background.

A waterfall on the mainland shore of Pryce Channel.

Walsh Cove.

Looking for camp.

Warm weather and water temperatures for May!

Paddling south down Waddington Channel back towards Desolation Sound

The steep shoreline of Mount Addenbroke in Waddington Channel.

Beautiful mountain scenery.