Inland Passage 2016

May 29, 2016

During the night we could hear the wind and also feel our tent shake as the effects of the wind blew. The weather forecast is calling for wind warnings in Johnson strait which is where we were planning to be today. Looks like we will be having our first layover day since the start of our trip. With that in mind our day turns to a leisure mode. We do some reading in the tent and then make our way to the kitchen tarp to make pancakes smothered in applesauce with strawberries that we had dried, followed by a mid day brunch of scones.

 Camping in the woods is a nice change from beach camping.

Camping in the woods is a nice change from beach camping.

We generally put our tarp up to put our gear under during the night.

 Breakfast and baking

Breakfast and baking

Naps, reading, looking at the charts,charging batteries  and tide observation were the main activities of the day.

 The sticks mark the tide as it goes out. Still trying to figure out a pattern.

The sticks mark the tide as it goes out. Still trying to figure out a pattern.

 Taking advantage of the sun's power today.

Taking advantage of the sun's power today.

It feels good to slow down and give our bodies a rest. Reading outside and enjoying the view, I hear a loud noise that sounds like a rock fall. As the noise continues I grab the binocs and look across the channel. It is a whale breaching and slapping the water. The whale continues this activity for quite awhile. It is also slapping its tails and flukes. Reading about this activity one of the books believes that the whale breaches for sheer exuberance. This is a good day for that.

 It is beautiful!

It is beautiful!

Nautical miles traveled 0