"Hey, Family Guy... it's been wet here. Did you get any sunshine? How did the Notch make out with blowing sand (not an issue if it rained all the time)? I like the look of the Notch... appreciate any feedback from somebody that has used it out here. Did you yo-yo?"
we got lucky!! A bit of rain @ Cribs in the early evening until morning, but just a couple of light 'spurts' around Carmanah. We finished a little early and torrential rain the next day!
Notch worked very well. You can actually lower it so the fly is almost right to the ground and also lower just one side to minimize blowing sand. But I did seek out natural wind breaks for that. Condensation was minimal as I kept it pitched fairly high. One night I had a bit more than expected even despite the wind but the temps had dropped to 3C from about 18C. Yeouch. Was not expecting those temps. In the morning I detached the inner (a 45 second process) and packed it away from the outer. With the outer still standing, I wiped it down and then shook it out. It was almost dry at that point. I packed it in my front pocket and by mid morning it was dry. The next night, I set up the outer first and clipped in the inner faster than another setting up his tarp.
If one wants a true double walled, outer pitch first, fully modular, UL design, I can't think of a better option available at this point.
It will be interesting to see if Henry tries out a 2 person version, although the SS2 is probably ideal.
Oh - and no Yo-Yo this time. We started south to north, spent some time at Carmanah and NitNat and then ended up in Bamfield at the hotel. We took a boat back to the Port Renfrew and did some whale watching and looked at the 'trail' from an alternative angle. Did you know there is a sail boat ship wreck not far from NitNat that happened in 2007? It can't be accessible by boat because of the tidal shelf and can't be seen from the trail. But from the ocean side, it is sitting there on the beach......
You are very lucky to live out there. I simply love it.