Here is a brief list of the important points about planning
a trip to the Hakai Recreation Area:
Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast provides a good, though terse guide
to the area.
- To paddle in the recreation proper you the Canada Hydrographic Service charts
number 3786, 3787, and 3784.
- Good informational maps are available from Coastal Waters Recreation (email@example.com).
- I bought most of my maps at the Armchair Sailor in Seattle, but there are
numerous other outlets.
- Drive to Port Hardy on Vancouver island then take the Discovery
Coast Ferry north. The ferry has scheduled stops as shown on the map.
You can also arrange for mid water pick up or drop off at several other designated
locations, call them for more information.. The ferry literature says they
will only provide this service to parties of 6 or more but on the phone they
were willing to handle a party of 3.
- Equipment we felt was necessary:
- Marine VHF radio.
- Wet suits and related gear for cold water paddling.
- EPIRB for my solo portion of the trip. I bought an ARC EPIRB for $260
from West Marine.
- Stove and fuel.
- Odyssey Kayak is an excellent
rental company and provided us with two fully equipped boats plus the VHF
- Go with a party no large than 4 so you can find camp sites.
Notes on web pages and images.
- All images in files that start with "hra" were taken by me. I used a Pentax
ME Super, which is a farily compact semi-automatic SLR camera. The lens was
a Tokina 28-70 zoom, also fairly compact. I shot a variety of print film then
had the film processed with the "Kodak Photonet" option. This means that Kodak
scans the film as they process it and I later down loaded the images.
- Images in files with names that start with "w" were taken by Wendy Forselius
using one of those old, compact Olympus camera. They were commercially printed
then scanned by me.
- Text and images were layed out using Visual Page. Make use of tables to
lay out images and text.
Feel free to write
me if you have specific questions..
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