Airship Goes to Alaska – Day 13
Today was a 34 mile passage from Shearwater to Rescue Bay. We left Shearwater at 8am and went through Perceval Narrows (20 miles away) at slack tide. Once again the morning started out gray with low clouds and ended up warm and sunny.
This is one of two eagles at Shearwater that were hanging out in a short tree on the waterfront waiting for handouts:
Also, in yesterday’s post I forgot to include this photo of the large mural here in Shearwater depicting some of the important people in Shearwater history (painted by Paul Ygartua).
And now with some sun:
Rescue Bay is large and there’s room for many boats.
We all anchored and settled in for an afternoon with no plans. Here’s Larry’s very photogenic Monk, at anchor in Rescue Bay:
We set out two crab traps and then went exploring by dinghy.
Near the opening to the bay there were a whole bunch of seals hanging out and splashing around. We went over to get a closer look, but the seals stopped what they were doing to get a closer look at us.
We checked the crab traps and we’d caught one very large Dungeness (7.5 inches) and a feisty, too-small male. We left the crab traps in for a couple more hours, checking twice, and only came up with another female and another too-small male.
We cooked this guy up with a small side of tortellini and some grilled zucchini.
Here's today's track (33.5 nautical miles):
Next stop: Fjordland!