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Honky
08-08-2006, 01:40 PM
I would say that this was the best trip of the year and top 5 all time FIBC so far. Just an incredible mix of people and places and I am counting down the days till next years return.


There was just so much that happened that it would take short novel to write it all down so here is the condensed version from the Honky's camera.

Having fun at the Ferry
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On the top deck of the Ferry. So bloody expensive I called it a Cruise Ship
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Buckin' Bronco pushing a tree but the tree pushed back[27]
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Colleen with her first Ling Cod
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My kids Jigging for Cod
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And Scott with his first Rock Cod
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Playing chicken with the Cruise ship... I won he turned first[41]
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DAM they throw off big waves for my 12' boat...scared the shit out of me.so I guess he won:eek:
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Colleen being crabby
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Jay the fillet master!
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Reuben testing if licking a crab is the same as licking a Cane toad :D
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Ton O crab!! Cleaned and ready to go
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and the feast!!!![36]
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The crabs drew blood as Reuben was cleaning them...this is his revenge
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Still feasting...........
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and still [15]
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Zak and Scott jigging for more Cod
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The girls having fun on the rope swing
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and stacked!!
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On the way to the next camp site Jay's Jeep decides to blow a output shaft and a few other things....turns out the quick change lube shop put the wrong oil in. We spent the night on the side of the road but got it fixed up the next day.
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waiting in Port McNeill for the repairs to be done
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Flowers for Mom
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This is Brooks Bay and fishing at a place I call the Cod hole. I didn't get a good picture but the waves crash really hard onto the rock. No shortage of Cod from this place.

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Jay rigging up the line
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The Fillet master hard at work
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Time for some body boarding
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Looking back at camp
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Cleaned Cod ready for the feast. Tonights menu is Fish and chips....I can still hear the dam song in my head (thanks Jen) "Fish and chips and vinegar and tartar sauce with yam fries, pepper pepper pepper salt"[15]
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Jim relaxing
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AAAArrrrrrgh I be a salty Seaman (any guess on what I was REALLY doing out there?)[32]

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Three little Mermaids in the sand
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The boys beachcombing
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My 25 pound Spring. I caught it by myself with a white hoochie down about 35 feet. Pretty hard getting it into the boat. Was a great fight!!![36]
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Starting the Fillet
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Nice fishy fish...how do you like me now?
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Yummy!!
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Even Better!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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our Chefs hard at work
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Is this how you cook a Salmon?
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West Coast Beach fire!!!
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Breakfast is ready!!!!!!!
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The girls goin' fishin
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And a fine job they did!!
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Zak trying his hand at Salmon fishing
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Marine fog creeping in
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was very cool to watch from the boat
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Colleen riding a quad for the first time
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More beachcombing over at the next beach over
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Jim driving over to that beach. a really great alternative if our camp is taken when we get there.
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Girl Power!
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The last day and last chance for a Salmon.
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The last day we had to suck up the drive home which took 12 hours including the ferry.

364 more days till we do it again![36]

kamloopsyota
08-08-2006, 02:43 PM
god damn thats an awesome trip

In The Zone
08-08-2006, 02:44 PM
wow looks great Kev......Nice pics

no Great Pics.....[36]



sure wish we could of made this one......


Oh well at least Zack got to represent.....:D


I miss Him.....[j]

i am going to come get him soon....

Big_Ern
08-08-2006, 02:45 PM
wow, awesome pics kev.[36]

look like a great trip:cool:

I'll have to try & go next time

sherbearqt
08-08-2006, 02:50 PM
that looks great!!! such nice weather too!! so jealous.

Flashless
08-08-2006, 02:54 PM
wow, great pictures Kevin, looks like a fantastic trip!!

RIFF RAFF
08-08-2006, 02:57 PM
wow looks like an awesome time[36] [36] [36]

Stetson
08-08-2006, 03:01 PM
DAMN!!! thanks for posting the pics, Now im even more sorry that I couldn't make it. Looks like it allways does, one of the best camping trips ever!

Ironman
08-08-2006, 03:01 PM
Awesome pics kev, jen or i will be posting ours tonight, can we go back yettttttttttttttttttttttttttttt:D. itt be a hard time trying to top that trip[cheers]

Gaelen
08-08-2006, 03:04 PM
great pics man
looks like a great time

Pudge
08-08-2006, 03:11 PM
nice pics, looks like a great time!!

holy food batman!!! lots of it too

epic3
08-08-2006, 03:25 PM
I'm savin now to make next years thats amazing scenery
did you gus even have to bring food

gordwould
08-08-2006, 03:31 PM
awsome pics and even looks like a awsomer time [cheers]

Gaybait
08-08-2006, 03:37 PM
thats looks fantastic! glad to see you all had a great time.

redman
08-08-2006, 03:38 PM
great pics i have so many to sort through 500 or so.

cant wait 364 days to go [5]

apefrill
08-08-2006, 03:57 PM
Looks like a great time was had by all!!
Totally jealous:(
Love to do something like that. Hmm, we'll be on the island for a wedding next summer anyway... any chance of you guys going at the end of August instead next year?:p

OldEnuff
08-08-2006, 04:04 PM
Yes it was an aaaaaawwwwwsssssssooooooommmmmmeeee trip :D

I'll try and get my pics up later tonite as well.\

Got the countdown started already

G-rizzle Swank
08-08-2006, 04:28 PM
mint pics, looks like a gooder weekend

Ironman
08-08-2006, 04:30 PM
mint pics, looks like a gooder weekend


it was a 10 day trip[cheers]

Dirtybert
08-08-2006, 04:51 PM
holy crap them great pics. And dude thats a huge spring!!! You must of been like YE FREAKIN HAA when you landed it. The spring taste so great this year,and im not sure why. Maybe its just me. How long did it take to get it in the boat? Did you have someone help you net it?. This trip looks like the best of times by all. Im happy to hear you all had a great time.[36]

FINGERS
08-08-2006, 05:07 PM
nice shots

cherokeeinprogess
08-08-2006, 05:11 PM
nice pics looks like it was a ood time

EIEIO
08-08-2006, 05:16 PM
[36]

Evan the Blue
08-08-2006, 05:33 PM
Wow, Great pics and story Kev, looks like a blast [5]
and a Congrats on the huge springer [cheers]

Salt water fishing kicks ass on the little lake stuff we get around here, eh.[15]

lizard
08-08-2006, 05:38 PM
well I hate you more then before....

stupid new job .....You better be going next year.

Did anyone try snorkeling?

Mukaluk
08-08-2006, 05:53 PM
Wicked pictures Kevin!!! Absolutely beautiful up there!!! Glad you had a seafood of a feast of a time!

Suz
08-08-2006, 05:53 PM
Awesome [36] [36] I wanna go now [27]

ez_b
08-08-2006, 05:57 PM
sweet pics, looks like a great time had by all

weiser
08-08-2006, 05:58 PM
looks like a great time

bakelite
08-08-2006, 06:01 PM
beauty pics, looks like a wonderful trip, glad you guys had a great time. [cheers]

Honky
08-08-2006, 06:14 PM
The weather was November, nice during the day and sweater at night. We were talking about snorkeling but you would need a wetsuit which might be a plan for next year. There is a TON of life happening all around you up there.

One of the highlights for me was Salmon fishing with Zak. A HUGE grey whale jumps right out of the water about 1500 yards away from us. The whale jumped about 6 time and the last time a bald eagle flys along the water line in font of us!!!!!! Just incredible!!

Oh and on the East side of the Island Jay and I watched killer whales swim right by us. there were about 15 whales in the pod.

There is just so much life happening all around you, you feel really small


Oh and we will be going back again next year but we are keeping the group small. This is not a place that you want to take a truck that has issues. You breakdown on the West coast with the nearest parts store a day a way the fun stops real fast.

ri0
08-08-2006, 06:19 PM
wow, that looked like an awsome trip, I would love to go on a trip like that next year for sure...should probable have a boat by then no prob

Ironman
08-08-2006, 06:20 PM
You breakdown on the West coast with the nearest parts store a day a way the fun stops real fast.


no kidding it woulda sucked if my t-case blew up there insted of on the highway[cheers]

fourplay
08-08-2006, 07:24 PM
Great pics, looks like y'all had a great time.
[cheers]

F150HULK
08-08-2006, 07:34 PM
Looks great Kev! Nice fish!

Mudgirl
08-08-2006, 08:22 PM
What an awesome trip !!!!!
we are in for next year [36]

NickB
08-08-2006, 08:28 PM
Awesome pics guys, I am on the island right now,yeah, going fishing Thursday.

SPEEDY
08-08-2006, 08:30 PM
looks like more fun than the bogs this year way to boggy. nice pics.

OldEnuff
08-08-2006, 09:17 PM
I'm savin now so I can fix my truck properly to make next years thats amazing scenery
did you gus even have to bring food


Fixed it for ya Phil

And ya we had way tooooo much gourmet food.............................. not :D

Pinner
08-08-2006, 10:36 PM
good time

England
08-08-2006, 11:22 PM
[36] [36] [36] [36] [36] [36] [36] Me and Tam were just saying that looked unreal !!!!!!!!!! ...Apart from that odd Redman ........OWNED speak to you guysa soon [15]

redman
08-08-2006, 11:25 PM
[36] [36] [36] [36] [36] [36] [36] Me and Tam were just saying that looked unreal !!!!!!!!!! ...Apart from that odd Redman ........OWNED speak to you guysa soon [15]


odd least i dont have that silly accent :D i worked hard to get there too

damm tutti ftrutiesa[36]

i made it to my tent every night [5]

greenhorn
08-09-2006, 12:17 AM
Looks like an awesome trip! What was your guys' itinerary? I see Port McNeill, Campbell River (?) Port Hardy (?)
Where did you guys go body boarding?
Man the Island rules, lived in Nanaimo for 2 years and worked in Port McNeill for 2 months, can't wait to go back when I'm done with this wasteland (aka Lower Mainland.)

Jeepnut
08-09-2006, 10:24 AM
So did you bring me back any fish?????


Looks like the kids had a blast

mista fitz
08-09-2006, 11:23 AM
This is not a place that you want to take a truck that has issues. You breakdown on the West coast with the nearest parts store a day a way the fun stops real fast.

..yargh.. the reason I couldn't make it this year for sure!

Would have really liked to head up there with you guys, looked like a blast... mmm soooo much crab, cod & salmon... delicious!

It's kind of odd.. but now that I'm in Nanaimo, I actually miss living in Port McNeill a bit.. I mean.. it was a bit 'out of town', that's for sure.. but unlimited access to the outdoors up there.. and not another person in sight most of the time is priceless.

I see you got a picture down at the old steam donkey on the water in Pt. McNeill - I used to take the ferry right there to work every morning over to Malcolm Island (Sointula) - talk about a wicked commute!

Often - I'd be the only car on the ferry:
http://www.ridgemeadowshealth.com/pics/sointula2-05.JPG

what a beautiful place to be though:
http://www.ridgemeadowshealth.com/pics/sointula2-04.JPG

http://www.ridgemeadowshealth.com/pics/sointula2-03.JPG

NEXT YEAR --- I AM IN! [cheers]

Honky
08-09-2006, 11:51 AM
The shop in Port Mcneil was incredible. Very friendly and VERY helpful. Funny when we pulled up we asked if they had a grocery and liquor store…I know dumb question…they said as mater of fact we even have electricity[15]

I can see why you would miss that place!

mista fitz
08-09-2006, 12:20 PM
I don't think the town would survive without a liquor store. They'd make do without groceries though. What shop did you go to?

C-Dog
08-09-2006, 02:41 PM
That loks like it was a awesome trip lots of food lots of fun and of course lots of drinking and fun sweet pics Kev cant wait to see the others [cheers]

EIEIHO
08-09-2006, 04:16 PM
WOw, great pics and nice catch Kev! Looks like everyone had a blast! Will definatley look into getting the time off for next year!!!

Ironman
08-09-2006, 04:18 PM
the shops name was v tech or something like that just up the road from the petro canada awesome guys and didnt rape me on the cost either[cheers] to them.

Sauce-Monster
08-09-2006, 04:21 PM
Wow!! what a feast! mmm!!! Looks amazing! You musta brought tons back to smoke up.. and save?
Looks like a great time!

UU
08-09-2006, 04:51 PM
OK, I'm hungry now, thanx

Looks like really fun trip [cheers]

MundusPax
08-10-2006, 10:24 PM
wow, looks like a great trip

watty
08-15-2006, 05:01 AM
awesome pics [36] [36] [36] [36] [36] [36] [36]
gotta love fish and chips right out o the ocean[cheers]

surreysinner
08-17-2006, 01:04 AM
Any more pictures?Cuz they rock