Telegraph Cove

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  1. candikayak

    candikayak Paddler

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    Thinking about a kayaking trip in the Telegraph Cove area around the end of May. Any and all suggestions: campspots, scenic paddling, whales ????
     
  2. pawsplus

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    I went on a guided trip there in 2015. We camped at Kaikash Creek Campground and Blinkhorn Peninsula, and both were lovely campsites.

    The outhouse at Kaikash was so pretty I took a pic of it LOL
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    Campsite at Kaikash:

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    Campsite at Blinkhorn: trip_day3_Blinkhorn_tent.JPG

    And we saw ORCAS every day! :)

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  3. Astoriadave

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    Candi,

    Good to see you here. Solo or with a group?
     
  4. candikayak

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    Thank you very much for the info. Will look those up.
     
  5. candikayak

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    Hi Dave. Yes life has been busy....but time to get in a kayak trip . It will be myself and a friend. She has never kayaked anywhere except here on Texada Island.
     
  6. jefffski

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    We launched from Telegraph Cove in mid July, crossed Johnstone Strait and camped at Little Hanson Island--a nice spot for a small group--we were in a tandem canoe. From there we made our way up to the Burdwood Group. There is a little less marine life in the north in the Broughtons. On the way back, we camped on Whitecliff Island--a highlight with humpbacks and sea lions. We spent our last two nights on Hanson Island just across from Telegraph Cove where we had close contact with Orcas. The shore along Hanson Island is rich with marine life. We carried a VHF radio, which we used for weather info and to contact Marine Traffic Services in Victoria for information about ships before we made any crossings.

    Here's a video:
     
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  7. candikayak

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    Also....parking? Is there somewhere to park for the week?
     
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    I haven't found my previous past about this area when someone asked about the Boughtons but if Telegraph is too "busy" for you, we stayed at a "resort" at Alder Bay down the street. That is, we camped for a night and left our truck there (I recall $7.00 a day) and took a water taxi to the islands. We paddled back and our route took us to Kaikash Creek. It was the only place mosquitos were a big issue.

    Note that you can follow the creek up stream to a nice skinny dipping pool.
     
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  10. Astoriadave

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    Candi,

    You might want to consider a water taxi to get you across Johnstone Strait (and back), if you anticipate exploring widely. Johnstone is a notorious wind tunnel.

    Or, exploring along the Telegraph Cove side of the Strait.
     
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  11. candikayak

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    Thanks everyone for all the info. Will probably stick to the telegraph cove side of the strait for this trip. There is always next time to explore across the strait and beyond. And thanks Dan and others for this site. Glad to be back. :)
     
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  12. candikayak

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    Pearse Isls.....is there camping in that area? Just on ferry looking over maps...not a long crossing ....thinking that could be rather interesting to explore?
     
  13. Chris_Hvid

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    There is a good camping spot in the Pearse Islands..been a while so exact location is hazy...it was a good site.
     
  14. mick_allen

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    I think Chris is referring to the one in the centre. The landings on the other 2 [east and west] are a little more marginal I believe. . . not exactly sure where the easterly one is.
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