South Sound Route canoes (starting at Squaxin on July 14th) landed July 23 at Elwha (Port Angeles – Hollywood Beach). They will have a two-day rest at Elwha. 5 AM Friday July 25th Canoes will take off from Elwha (Hollywood Beach) crossing the Straight of Juan de Fuca to Esquimalt / Songhees. Those include: Cowlitz, Chehalis, Squaxin Island, Nisqually, Puyallup, Muckleshoot, Suquamish, Port Gambles S’Klallam, Jamestown S’Klallam, and Elwha Klallam.
Those traveling the East Coast: Check with Kuleet Bay to confirm IF there is a landing July 27th. (Info sent by Jerri who received word from Dallas Brock of the Kuleet Bay Band said no landing there. Research is being done to find out solid info.) This will affect the Salish Sea Route and the Northern Route of canoes. Dawnda will have the final word on this.
Other canoes that should be on the water (we haven’t heard from them directly but assume they are on schedule).
West Coast Canoes (starting at Quinault July 17th) should be landing at Beecher Bay today July 24, 2008. Next stop – Songhees.
San Juan Islands Route canoes (starting at Nooksack July 19th) should be landing at Roche Harbor today for a two-day stay over. Next stop – Tsawout (E. Saanich)
From Nuu Chah Nulth – Westcoast Vancouver Island Route (starting at Chenahkint Ehattesaht / Mowachaht / Muchalaht – Sunday July 13th) should be leaving T’Sou’ke today July 24th and arriving at Beecher Bay for a 2 day layover. Next stop – Songhees.
The combined groups: Northern Route canoes, the Salish Sea Route, and the Canoe Families from the far North (Haida Gwaii, Nisgaa, Tsimpsian, NWT, Yukon) should be landing at Qualicum today, July 24th. Next stop – Nanoose.
Be safe out there, and KEEP those LIFE JACKETS ON … it’s the law. There will be fines this year for any who are not wearing life jacket floatation. Remember, the life you save may be your own.
Large Map – all Canoe Routes CLICK HERE
MASTER LIST OF CANOE ROUTE LINKS CLICK HERE
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