In June, we shot another short video during our morning cruise from Squirrel Cove, Cortes Island, to Dent Island Lodge. It was such a gorgeous morning and I was trying out a new camera, a Canon PowerShot N. It’s a cute little point-and-shoot with excellent optics and a generous zoom, and its small size makes it easy to have on hand for quick photos. Also, it is WiFi enabled, so it is easy to transfer photos from the camera to my iPhone so that I can email photos if I want. It uses a micro SD memory card, and it is easy to move photos from the camera to my computer from the SD card. I took many of the photos on our June-July cruise with the “N” to see how it works and also because I liked the results.
This video was filmed as we were leaving Desolation Sound in Lewis Channel, headed for Yuculta and Gillard Rapids. After the cloudy entry to Desolation Sound on the previous day, today’s weather was perfect—sunny and light wind.
This video was taken looking east toward mainland B.C. It starts looking south in Lewis Channel, with Cortes Island on the right and West Redonda Island on the left. As it pans forward, Raza Island appears in the foreground on the right, and then Raza passage is visible between Raza Island and the B. C. mainland. The video ends as we approach Yuculta Rapids with the entrance to Butte Inlet on the right, then Stuart Island ahead, and finally Sonora Island on the far left. Here is a screen shot from my iPad of the area chart covered by the video:
As I said, this view always inspires us, and to prove that, I found similar photos from previous cruises, capturing the same view!