I left Port Clements behind me, heading for the Delkata Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Agate Beach Campground in the northern section of Naikoon Provincial Park. There I had a nice little hike ahead of me. And, some rain.
Let's get into it.
Delkata & Thereabouts
The Delkata Wildlife Preserve seems like it should be a great place for bird/wildlife spotting, with nice raised towers and the like.
The only problem is that the area is not well signed. I wasn't sure exactly where the towers and trails were, and ended up asking for directions.
Unfortunately, I also happened to be in the area at a bad time and not really see any birds in particular at all. But, I also didn't spend much time there, so that's all on me.
The road to Delkata continues, and heads towards the Massett cemetary. After I had accidentally gone past my turnoff, I was mesmerized by the mossy trees in the forest surrounding the road.
I did my best to pick a good, protected spot for my tent at the Agate Beach Campground.
Here's how I did:
It's a nice space, and the nearby beach is also quite pleasant.
After relaxing for a bit, I had two more things on the agenda for the day: walking the Tow Hill Loop and checking out North Beach....
Tow Hill Loop
Tow Hill is an isolated, volcanic plug located at the northern end of Graham Island.
The hiking trail here is a very nicely maintained loop, with spurs going to the beach, blowholes, and elevated viewpoints from the top of Tow Hill.
Looking down at North Beach was fantastic!
Unfortunately, I didn't hit the trail at a good time to enjoy the blowholes, but I did get to enjoy the tidal rocks, and seeing some birds on the beach below.
Grilling in the Rain
And then, back at the campground, I ignored the precipitation, and roasted an eggplant, grilled some pork steak, and brewed tomorrow morning's coffee. Too much food, perhaps, but leftovers are never a bad idea.
Then, I settled into my tent, listening to the sounds of the rain and the ocean.
The next morning, my car and I would venture on our greatest challenge yet: visiting Rose Spit.
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