A trip through the Broughtons would probably not be complete without a stop at Billy Proctor's homestead and museum. Billy was born in the area and has lived there all his life. He was a commercial fisherman and logger but is now active in conservation causes seeing the changes to the environment over his 80 plus years. We spent an awesome couple hours with him hanging out in the sunshine on his boarwalk. He has an impressive musuem he built on his property housing local artifacts and items he's found over the years. Plus, he has a massive fishing plug collection!
We really enjoyed this stop on Tribune Channel. A friend told us you get a feel for the life of the Broughtons by going to the very few marinas, talking with other cruisers and the owners, many of who have worked with/against nature to build a home and life in this completely wild area. We stayed at the marina at Kwatsi Bay and had a potluck on the dock with the 10 other boats it takes to completely fill the marina up. We have been dubbed "the kids" and/or "the young people" by many couples since everyone we have met is retired, but we've really enjoyed their stories and cruising tips.
The Burwoods are an open, low lying cluster of islands and islets at the mouth of Tribune Channel. They are a popular kayak or dinghy spot, anchoring is tricky because the depth around most of the islands is 65-100+ ft. and they are relatively unprotected. We anchored off two midden beaches and spent the day exploring.