Airship Goes to Alaska – Day 17
Today was a 60 mile day form Lowe Inlet to Prince Rupert. We left Lowe Inlet at 7:30am and the cruise was pretty chill. No dolphins or humpbacks, but we did see a couple of deer attempting to swim across the Grenville Channel.
It's a pretty wide channel and we were all uncertain whether they'd make it (or why they were heading out in the first place). Perhaps they were running from something (bears)?
Cool rock textures:
We arrived in Prince Rupert at 3pm today. It's quite a change from where we've been the past couple weeks. Cranes! Giant ships! Trucks!
On either side of this tug, there were places that said "Tug" with an arrow. Looks like he missed:
We're at the Prince Rupert Rowing & Yacht Club for the night:
We finally had some good internet and cell service, so we did a TON of work in a short period of time, and I was able to post the past four days of posts that I'd written offline. At 6:15pm we all headed up to the Waterfront Restaurant at the Crest Hotel for a nice dinner. This was the view from our table:
Kevin and I shared a beef carpaccio starter, a caesar salad, Haida Gwai halibut and a BC salmon entree, and all was delicious.
We're hitting the sack early tonight (10:30pm!) because the plan is to depart Price Rupert at 4:30am tomorrow and go all the way to Ketchikan (80 nautical miles) rather than stopping after 50 miles to anchor in Foggy Bay for the night (with permission from U.S. Customs), because the weather looks good for tomorrow, but by the next day a front should be moving in that could make our crossing not as pleasant. Although I'm sure Foggy Bay is lovely, no one really wants to hang out there for three days waiting for weather to clear again, so we voted to go go go!
We'll listen to the 4am weather and make the final decision in the morning, but probably we'll see you next in Ketchikan, Alaska! Wish us luck!
Here's our track from today (60 nautical miles, about 8 hours):