Airship Goes to Alaska
We left Taku Harbor this morning and decided to fish a bit on our way to Tracy Arm. We caught two rockfish, and then a really weird other thing we're still trying to figure out what it was. Internetters, if you know…tell us!
Weird sluggy thing that went after our ultraviolet hootchie meant for KING SALMON, hint hint weird sluggy thing:
Humpbacks on the way into Tracy Arm:
Just before we turned into Tracy Arm we met up with Lanette and Ron on Cabernet as they were making their way from Tracy Arm to Taku Harbor. We both slowed up and caught up via VHF, and yell/talking from bow to bow, then continued on. One of these days we'll meet up with them when we actually have time to chat over a glass of wine or something!
Outside of the Tracy Arm bar there were several icebergs that had made their way outside, and inside the bar, quite a few more.
Icebergs and eagles:
Oh right, we also saw two brown (grizzly) bears on the beach just before getting to our anchorage:
New spot for the night, in the unnamed cove in Tracy Arm:
We ate the crab we caught in the morning for dinner and then after dinner we were thinking we wanted to have a bit of bourbon over ice, and OMG HEY LOOK OVER THERE. IT'S OUR OWN PRIVATE ICEBERG!
We took the dinghy over to gather some glacier ice. So much fun! Here's Deke, gettin' at it with a screwdriver:
Iceberg, with Airship in the background:
Back at Airship — glacier/bourbon ice, with iceberg of origin floating in the background:
Four Roses Single Barrel, over glacier ice:
Perfect end to a perfect day!
Here's today's track from Taku Harbor to Tracy Arm (31 nautical miles):