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Pictograph Tour with Judith Williams as interpreter.
General News · 11th August 2015
AN UNFORGETTABLE TRIP !!! - August 24-25

We explored the ancient First Nations rock art and villages in Desolation Sound aboard the gaff-rigged schooner Misty Isles with local author/historian Judith Williams as interpreter. Most pictographs in this area can only be seen from a boat! And we saw lots of them on glorious sunny days. Sponsored by Cortes Island Museum, this amazing new trip included an overnight stay at the unique Homfray Lodge. We departed from Cortes Bay, to explore thru Thulin Passage, into Desolation Sound, Prideaux Haven, up Homfray Channel to overnight in the lodge cabins. Along the way we saw a family of orcas with a baby, harbor porpoises, seals and lots of sea birds. On the second day we cruised to Walsh Cove in Waddington Channel, down Pryce Channel past Raza Island, into Whiterock Passage, thru Beazley Pass, returning to Whaletown.

We had a chance to see how the paint is made for the pictographs and could even try our skills at creating pictographs (on paper).

The cruise was priced to please at $385 per single person or $355 each for couples, all taxes and meals (delicious!) included.

Thank you to Judith, Mike, and Christine for an unforgettable trip.

There is one more trip (Sept. 10) – so you still have a chance to sail with Misty Isles this summer.

Sept 10
Desolation Sound History

Leaves 10am returns for 5:50 ferry

For more information or to register contact Cortes Museum at or 250-935-6340.

For more events organized by the Cortes Museum see Tideline>Cortes Museum Special Events:, or on Museum website:
One of the pictographs that we have seen.
One of the pictographs that we have seen.
Dinner at Homfray Lodge.
Dinner at Homfray Lodge.
Pictograph - just north of Homfray Lodge.
Pictograph - just north of Homfray Lodge.
Our "pictographs".
Our "pictographs".