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05 Aug North island sojourn

Gilakas’la from Alert Bay

Last weekend, over the B.C. Day holiday, we travelled to Alert Bay on Cormorant Island. Ostensibly,  I was there to paddle in the Alert Bay 360, a human-powered race around the island. Really, we travelled to the island to explore and enjoy this beautiful and remote place. The race was a handy excuse to get us there.

From Friday evening until we caught the ferry back to Port McNeill on Monday morning, we walked around this beautiful island and met the locals, many of whom are part of the ‘Namgis First Nation. I’m looking forward to getting back with more time to explore and to make photos.

Photos captured with the Fujifilm X30.

A note about shooting with the X30: As the trip was a family vacation, I didn’t want to take much time to make photos, nor did I want to bring a lot of gear. The X30 was perfect for this kind of trip, as I had it with me the entire time and captured images between other activities. I did miss my X-Pro2 though. I missed shooting with that camera and I noticed the difference when editing the images. The X30 does a really good job for a camera with a small sensor, but perhaps it’s time for the next generation version, with a larger X-trans sensor, to be announced by our friends in Tokyo. Hint. Hint.

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