Wednesday, June 18, 2008

BC's Skookumchuck : Mission Possible!

Skoocumchuck Narrows Provincial Park
Chelsea Ruben points out the area of our hike.

Our mission, if we accepted it, was to go for a leisurely 45-minute hike through the woods in Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park. At trail's end and from the water's edge, we'd board a boat and experience the Skookumchuck Narrows.

Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park
"I love to go a wandering along the Skookum track ... "

Moss
Moss grows nicely on the park's Big Leaf Maples.

Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park
A view from the trail down to a quiet cove.

Kevin Toth, Skookumchuck
Kevin "James Bond" Toth will transport us to a bigger boat to experience the rapids.


Boarding the boat from the beach was a slippery affair.



Kevin negotiates the small craft with ease.



M.V. Topline, built in Pender Harbour, awaits our group to board.



The rest of our group prepares to come aboard.



Topline's Captain Bryce Christie of Sunshine Coast Tours.



The moody scenery of the Agamemnon Channel.


One of the BC Ferries en route to Earls Cove.


View from the stern of Topline as we approach Pender Harbour.


"The plane! "The plane!" that will return us to Vancouver.



I think they want boats to go SLOW.



Our float plane lands at Pender Harbour.



This is Cinda Chavich, all smiles aboard Tofino Air.






Travel journalists Debra Cummings, Sue Frause, Michael McCarthy, Cinda Chavich, Janet Gyenes, Sonya Eskoy (media coordinator) and Darcy Gaugler. Photo by our Tofino Air pilot. For more information: Sunshine Coast Canada


Photos by Sue Frause