Day 15 (July 20) - Wind bound!

Same horizontal winds with driving rain this morning. Again, we wait for better weather before moving into the main canyon section. Temperature ranges from 4C to 7C but the wind doesn’t stop – there are white caps blowing upstream in the river below. Alfred and I read and reread from the only 2 books brought: Page Burts Barrenland Beauties and a field guide to birds. The warmest place is inside my sleeping bag and I don’t resist. A slightly worrisome gear failure – while testing out a bear banger, the firing pin broke off rendering it useless. We have 2 other banger sticks, spray and a firearm but the bangers were to be the first line deterrent – why did this break upon use?