I spent the early part of the day sitting around stuffing my face with food. I decided to eat more than my daily allowance. I thought I could compensate for my lack of rations available on Day 6 by eating a really big meal in Port Hardy.
I took my tent down and took advantage of the lean-to once again, trying to dry it out for the billionth time. I put the bottoms of my hiking pants, as well as my socks on the lean-to as well, wanting to get everything as dry as possible.
Around lunch time another group of hikers stopped at Nissen Bight. I spent some time visiting before returning to my camp site to reassemble my tent.
I eventually ran out of water and had to trek to the water source. It was not particularly encouraging looking, barely more than a trickle, but it didn't make me sick, so I guess it did its job.
|The Nissen Bight water source|
The rest of my day was more or less uneventful which was kind of pleasant. This was my first ever intentional zero day on a trail. I almost didn't know what to do with myself, but the rest and relaxation was definitely needed.
I was looking forward to getting on the Cape Scott Trail the next day, which was supposed to be extremely easy in comparison to the North Coast Trail.