|Panoramic view of Moresby Island from Skidegate|
|A bus stop that doubles as a book exchange|
Got off to a late start after reorganizing all my gear, since I haphazardly stuffed everything together at the airport yesterday. The road out of Skidegate is relatively flat, hugging the coast up to Tlell. The islands are far away enough from mainland BC that you can't really see anything across Hecate Strait despite the height of the Coastal Mountains. Heading inland the road climbs up some good hills before dropping down the other side towards Masset Sound.
The only negative thing was the gusting headwind which slowed me down considerably. The winds picked up just as I was getting into the hilly part. I was just happy rain was not in the equation.
I got into Masset at 7pm, tired after 111 windy kilometres and found out that all the B&Bs were booked solid. I actually was looking forward to camping, and as luck would have it, in the fringe of the village I found a good campground carved out of the lush rainforest with a great restaurant to boot. WiFi is free, but man, the showers are a dollar a minute. I had four loonies lined up but I managed with two, soaping up in between. I blew whatever I saved on an end-of-day treat, pecan pie for dessert :)
“Rainy day people all know how it all hangs on a piece of mind."