The Outpost Report: June 27, 2009
June 27, 2009 | 619 Views
Coming to the Outpost this summer? You can check the weather for the west side of the Queen Charlottes by going to the following site;
Here is what it reads today:
Issued 04:00 PM PDT 27 June 2009
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to west 20 to 30 late overnight and to 15 to 20 Sunday evening.
Issued 02:00 PM PDT 27 June 2009
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 late overnight and to 2 to 3 Sunday afternoon. Tonight and Sunday
Ladies and gentlemen it doesn’t matter where you are in the Queen Charlottes today, the sea is angry! In my 4 years at the Outpost I’ve never seen it like this and although a few boats have braved the weather to fish the bay right outside the lodge almost all of us went out just to see the storm. The waves breaking over Taylor Shoal look like Jaws or Mavericks, huge curling pipes that explode once they hit the reef. The power of the ocean is awesome to behold. Not ideal if you want to salmon fish but humbling and makes me very glad that the Outpost is a land based lodge. Our weather this year has been too nicel so far this season and we’re all waiting in anticipation to see what this storm brings in. Pictures do not do it justice but here are a few shots…
looking at Brock Island from the east
A wall of water, photo by Head Guide Matt Brown
So keep tuned to the weather, we’ll make the most of it no matter what happens and enjoy this place even when it gets turned upside down…its a privilege to witness.