Today we went back to Red Bay. We hauled more logs, but this time in sunshine!
We visited the displays and were all drawn to this vermin removal tool! ACK! Vermin!
The replica of the boat from he uncovered fragments was quite impressive. We found it neat to see how the barrels would have been stored in the transportation ships.
We took the boat out to Saddle Island and toured where they processed the whale fat. It was a lovely near 2km hike around the island with interpretation along the way.
We saw a LOT of seals playing in the water and eating capelin. The capelin have finally come in so the whales were just off shore as well.
We walked up to the more modern lighthouse and learned that two families lived on the island to tend the lighthouse until it was modernized and they were asked to leave the park property. It seems the way the land of the parks was acquired left family generational homesteads to the park. People were moved off their land. This seems consistent throughout the parks we have visited.
We stopped at Pinware park afterwards and hiked the point from the ocean side to the inlet. We found all sorts of shells and dead sea urchins. The wind was strong but the black flies were still there. we checked out the view from our old campsite we didn’t use and said goodbye and headed to the hotel for downtime and laundry.