Inland Passage 2016

July 9, 2016

Another slow departure this morning. The current is dictating this so decided to be on the water by 8. then the wind came up and the effects of the tide were minimized.  It was a pleasant day of paddling. Mid way thru the day we decided to not go past Juneau which added some mileage but avoided the craziness of a city bustling with cruise ships. Juneau would have been the largest town we would go by and since we have both been there we decided to avoid it. We ended up camping on Admiratly Island, which has one of the largest brown bear population in Alaska. Sure enough as we were looking for a place to camp we spotted a brown bear on the hillside. When we finally did find a place to camp, there were signs of bears, but not real recent ones. We  were both tired and once we fell asleep, I am not sure we would have even heard a bear check us out. Fortunately there were no signs of visitations during the night,

 An ice berg whale!

An ice berg whale!

Nautical Miles Paddled 28.4