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Hugh sound, the fog starts to rise
2005:08:12 19:53:24 (italian time)

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Francesca and Calvert Island
2005:08:12 19:58:54 (italian time)

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Nevernerverland?
2005:08:12 20:49:39 (italian time)

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The landscape around us uncovers

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It's noon and sun comes
2005:08:12 21:04:40 (italian time)

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Calm ocean
2005:08:12 21:24:07 (italian time)

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Lighthouse on Denny Island
2005:08:12 21:30:13 (italian time)

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So there's still life at these latitudes

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The channel between Hunter Island and Denny Island
2005:08:12 21:35:56 (italian time)

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Bella Bella from a distance

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Lonely lighthouse
2005:08:12 21:50:19 (italian time)

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Welcome to Bella Bella, Campbell Island, BC. Only reachable by boat or plane.
2005:08:12 22:03:03 (italian time)

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View on the sea in front of Bella Bella, mainland in the background
2005:08:12 22:09:58 (italian time)

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Lodge on an isle close to Bella Bella
2005:08:12 22:11:39 (italian time)

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Dryad point on Campbell Island
2005:08:12 22:14:36 (italian time)

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Lighthouse est. 1899
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Marks the narrow northern entrance to Lama Passage
2005:08:12 22:16:13 (italian time)

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Ivory Island
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Francesca guides her vessel through the insidious open waters of Milbanke Sound
2005:08:12 23:43:53 (italian time)

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We're about halfway
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Tiny fishing boat against majestic Swindle Island
2005:08:12 23:53:35 (italian time)

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Boat Bluff on Sarah Island
2005:08:13 00:19:39 (italian time)

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It marks the entrance to Tolmie Channel
2005:08:13 00:20:03 (italian time)

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From Boat Bluff Lighthouse Log: "Caught in a snowstorm, the Maid of Orleans reportedly strikes bottom near Boat Bluff, looses 50 feet of keel and capsizes on the rocks at Boat Bluff. The officers and crew get ashore on lifeboats but the vessel is lost"
2005:08:13 00:20:31 (italian time)

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Entering Tolmie Channel
2005:08:13 00:21:02 (italian time)

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Boat Bluff from Tolmie Channel

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Traveling through narrow Tolmie Channel
2005:08:13 00:24:43 (italian time)

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Francesca in the afternoon
2005:08:13 00:26:16 (italian time)

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Princess Royal Island, covered with impenetrable rainforest, is on the right
2005:08:13 01:07:09 (italian time)

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Slow southbound cargo in the sun
2005:08:13 01:25:51 (italian time)

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Canoona river on Princess Royal Island. Here lives the legendary Kermode white bear, a sub-species of the black bear -- and a supernatural spirit.
2005:08:13 01:45:48 (italian time)

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Dolphins follow us for a short while
2005:08:13 01:47:13 (italian time)

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Passage to mainland
2005:08:13 01:47:58 (italian time)

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Arrives from nowhere
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He's only slightly faster than us
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Passes us in slow-motion
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And flies away -- to Prince Rupert I guess, there's nowhere elso to go around here
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Passage to mainland
2005:08:13 01:56:45 (italian time)

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More dolphins
2005:08:13 02:05:20 (italian time)

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Ghost village of Butedale -- a zoom in reveals collapsing buildings
2005:08:13 02:13:47 (italian time)

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Fishermen -- headed to Prince Rupert?
2005:08:13 04:13:50 (italian time)

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Dusk on the channel
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Last rays of sun on Francesca
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... And we were blinded by the light ...

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Fog awaits us

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The perfect sunset
2005:08:13 05:54:18 (italian time)

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And fog raises quick
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We're alone on the deck now
2005:08:13 06:03:41 (italian time)

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It's beautiful and incredibly cold
2005:08:13 06:04:01 (italian time)

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A look south
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Almost diving into the fog
2005:08:13 06:06:25 (italian time)

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This is the last thing we see on our trip. During the remaining three hours of navigation we will travel through impenetrable fog

The trip to Prince George
Junction with Cassiar Highway at Kitwanga -- gateway to wilderness
2005:08:13 22:43:37 (italian time)

The trip to Prince George
Totems in Guitanyow

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Carved by artists of the Gitxsan nation
2005:08:13 23:32:35 (italian time)

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Scraping the canadian sky
2005:08:13 23:34:37 (italian time)

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Mysterious symmetries
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My medicine woman

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Both look happy
2005:08:13 23:38:54 (italian time)

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Reconstructed Gitxsan village of 'Ksan, out of New Hazelton
2005:08:14 01:17:34 (italian time)

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The closest I've ever got to a bear
2005:08:14 01:19:58 (italian time)

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Totem and Long houses

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This was carved to celebrate a treaty between the Gitxsan nation and the canadian government. The silly guy up there is the government officer
2005:08:14 01:25:11 (italian time)

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Bear and wolf stare at us
2005:08:14 01:25:51 (italian time)

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Afternoon, leaving New Hazelton
2005:08:14 01:43:22 (italian time)

Album created by album from MarginalHacks by Dave Madison on Mon Sep 26 15:09:37 2005