I had a break today and decided to do a little scouting and glassing on the north beaches. It started out looking like the makings of a dismal day. The temp was about 5 degrees and the wind was howling. All of the beaches looked pretty bad, as the sand had put about 2 cm top cover on the flotsam. I finally decided to do a little walking and ended up with 9 floats total. I found everything on the new tide line. There was nothing on the winter storm lines, as these were almost completely covered as mentioned above. I only ended up walking about 12 km. I had a great albeit short walk. I spooked several pintail on one of the inlets and saw some bluebill also. Other than that, no wildlife. All of the floats were fairly typical, nothing too rare. I did have one marking, "D.G." (Diaichi Glass) on a seal button, and some good barnacle shells, crust, a couple of nets, and 1 with the attached octopus jig.
I was also able to scout out a couple of potential trout fishing streams on the way to the straights. I hope to make it back to this area sometime in June with my tent to check the beaches, trout fish, scout for deer and do a little port fishing. I did come across a nice whale bone today, which I also brought back.
Not a bad specimen. I did not take official measurements, but this is about 110 cm in length. I'll add this to my collection. I should have an entire whale soon.