Airship Goes to Alaska
Quiet morning in Ford's Terror:
Also, another black bear on shore (taken from Airship):
We left Ford's Terror at the first high tide (about 20 minutes after high slack in Juneau, and there was just a little bit of current at the pinch point as we came out).
Fissures in the steep cliffs on our way out:
The narrow spot, looking pretty calm:
Deke had his GoPro on the bow and has been recording a bunch of video for time lapse…we'll be posting that later on after he has a chance to do some video editing.
Looking back at the "terror":
What a fabulous experience, being in this remote spot for two nights…definitely one of the highlights of this trip.
Back out in Endicott Arm we saw what looked like a very strange rock (one that didn't look like any other rocks around it on land)….turns out it was not a rock at all, but a dirty iceberg!
Glacier on our way back out into Stephens Passage:
We decided to go all the way to Kake today, for some internet and cell service. On the way to Kake as we approached Kupreanof Island, we started seeing humpbacks. We saw more humpbacks than we could even count. Deke put the GoPro out on the bow and got some good video while we hung out and watched them. (Just above Deke's hat…that's a whale.)
Mama and baby humpback were super cute.
We got to see our first breach (by the baby!) I wasn’t fast enough to get the full out-of-the-water shot, but you get the idea:
I tried to narrow down the photos and only keep the best ones, but there are still a lot of whale photos. So here you go, people who asked for more whale photos. 🙂
SO. MANY. HUMPBACKS!