Photo: Dave Chapin
On Richmond Gulf. The Gullet, outlet to Hudson Bay, is in the center background. Snow is visible on the upper slopes in the left background. Left to right, back row: Stephen Penske, Dylan Schoelzel, Andy Lewis, Owen Farris, Brad Fertig, Chris Guyer, Alex Verhave, Patrick Slevin. Front row: David Chapin, Tony Whitsett, John Vick, Reed Ryan.
Excerpts From Reed Ryan's Log - cont'd
July 28 On Richmond Gulf
Brad and Boner saw a beluga whale swimming underwater while paddling.
I took a dump for the first time in three days.
My depth perception is getting all screwed up because the shore seemed like it was really close, when in fact, it was a couple of kilometers away. Maybe it’s because the shore is made up of mountainous cliffs rising thousands of feet above the water. It is so amazing. They seem to plateau at the top and the rock are jagged and uneven.
There is no firewood to be found anywhere and we had to use pre-cut firewood from the night before. We finally got some more fresh water – it was so cold and clear.
We went through some narrows and saw another seal. I got some great pictures, though, and he was so close that Tony and I could see his whiskers.
We had a seal JUMPING around us as soon as we got on the water.
No trees were in sight for miles – the only vegetation were small shrubberies a few inches tall.
Photo: Stephen Penske
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