Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Humpback feeding on herring.


July 9, 2007
Time: 0830
Humidity: 70% Temp 16 C Drizzle calm.
Lv: Point Baker
Course: Sumner Strait > El Capitan Passage > Sarkar Cove
Upon waking this morning, we had a look around Point Baker. Not much here except a fishing lodge, fuel dock and post office along with the required derelict squatter boats (most have anemones growing on their hulls). As it turned out, we were tied up on the public float next to the local bar. My cold is still hanging on, I don’t feel any better.
The weather forecast for today is for a 100% chance of rain. I don’t understand how you can have a 100% CHANCE of rain. Seems like an oxymoron. Anyway, it is raining now and it doesn’t look like it will let up anytime soon. As we are entering El Capitan Passage, we pass two humpbacks feeding on herring. We slow down to watch for a few minutes, and then notice that lots of salmon are also feeding on the herring. And there are sea birds of every kind everywhere; everyone is having a good feast today!
Arv: Sarkar Cove, Prince of Wales Island
Lat: 55 57.36 N
Lon: 133 14.80 W
Time: 1615
Trip: 35.6 nm Log: 3815.2 nm
It is still raining (hard) as we put our anchor down. If nothing else, our boat is getting the salt washed off! A very nice quiet anchorage, we have two Alaskan p.b. (power boats) for company.