Photo: fog putting stripes on Foster Island in Queen Charlotte Strait
The fog did some strange things today when we were crossing QC Strait on our passage from Port McNeill to Shawl Bay in the Broughton Islands.
When we left Port McNeill, it was clearing and we thought we would have clear passage, but as we approached the east end of Sointula Island, it streamed in from the west in a low layer. We could just barely see the hull of this sailboat although the mast was in clear air!
Then as we crossed Queen Charlotte Strait, I looked to the west and saw Foster Island wearing stripes of fog.
We entered Arrow Passage and from there went through narrow Old Passage. The fog swirled around the old trees, looking almost creepy,
As we exited Old Passage, it started to pour. Then, as we finally approached Shawl Bay, the sun came out producing this rainbow in fog and rain.