I paddled from Berryman Cove to the Head of Bedwell Sound. 6 -10 May The first day I made it to the head of Warn Bay where I found a campsite on the road at the Bulson Creek Bridge. I noted that the kayak moved during the night even though I had pulled it up into the small trees on the bridge abutment. I patted myself on the back for my habit of tying the kayak to a tree even when I thought it was high enough. I didn’t leave until early afternoon when the high tide allowed passage down Bulson Creek. By the time my kayak was loaded it was floating even with a lower high tide. As a result of my experience at Bulson Creek I had an inkling there might be a problem at my campsite at the mouth of the Bedwell River. I set my alarm for 1:00 AM, about an hour and a half before the high tide. The alarm went off and I heard the gurgling of water. I put on my jacket and felt water rising under the tent. My flashlight did the 'just kidding' thing … one hard whack and it came on. NO NEED TO PANIC EH! I stuffed my sleeping bag into its valise. I got my shoes on and opened the tent door to a gush of water. I hauled the stuff in my tent to the highest ground and realized it likely wasn’t going to be high enough. There was a mad frenzy to move stuff around in my kayak to make ready for sea. There were a couple of items that I could not account for but had to give up looking for as it was getting too cold to stand in the rising water. I was seated in the kayak held in place by hummocks of grass from about 0135 till 0400 when enough beach was again available to re-pitch my tent. Stuff that didn’t make it into the kayak was a pair of sunglasses, tent pole joints, plastic sheet used as a tent foot print, and gloves. I found everything but the gloves when the water went down. Nothing critical got wet except perhaps my camp shoes. One tent pole was bent. I was lucky. Another 5 minutes and critical gear needed to stay warm would have gotten wet. If I hadn't set the alarm I probably would have woken to the tent collapsing under the weight of water and who knows if I would have gotten out. I have two guidebooks and a map book that indicate a campsite at the head of Bedwell Sound. I did not observe a site with reliable high ground that is not either crown granted private land or Oinimitis Indian Reserve. I was granted one-of permission to stay a night on Clayoquot Wilderness Resort land but that would likely not have been granted if they had guests. On the way back I stayed a night at the cabin in Heelboom Cove. There was a note dated the day I arrived stating that two people had lost their canoe due to rising tide. They apparently were going to try to cross Meares Island to reach Opisat but were able to get cell phone reception at another location. I'm pretty sure walking to Opisat would have been VERY difficult. Under Water Camping? I can't recommend it.