Together with Beth Anne and Pete, I led a group of seven grade 10 students on a 5 day, 4 night, paddling trip into the Broughtons. We had excellent conditions with dry weather, light winds and weak or favourable currents (possibly the best of any of these trips I have done!). We saw plenty of wildlife (humpback whales, Steller sea lions, harbour and Dall's porpoises, Pacific white-sided dolphins as well as plenty of birds including several active bald eagle nests). I also ran into an old friend, Mike D, from Galapagos days, who was working at Orca Lab. We also had a great visit to Alert Bay and the Umista Centre.