Desolation Sound 2023: Day 9: Octopus Island to Gorge Harbour | NW Explorations


Desolation Sound 2023: Day 9: Octopus Island to Gorge Harbour

Another beautifully calm morning to get us underway… Our passage to Gorge Harbour was calm with sightings of seals and our favorite feathered friends. Coming into Gorge we had another opportunity to see pictographs. Although these do fade over time, the red ochre that is used stands out against the grey rocks. It is not determined how old these pictographs are, but it is interesting to imagine the people who put them there, climbing the rocks to mark the cliff.

Gorge Harbor is a well-protected bay. The small town is very welcoming and makes a fun stop while cruising Desolation Sound. There is a small, but well stocked grocery store and some big, beautiful trees a short walk from the marina. Although the flowers had begun to fade at this time of year, we got to see some of their landscaping in bloom.

In the evening we all gathered around a fire. There is something special about gathering around a fire. It brings people together in a way that nothing else does. And roasting marshmallows never gets old! We laughed and enjoyed homemade food until the sun went down.

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