Inland Passage 2016

June 22, 2016

It was a good decision to spend a day at this camp. It never cleared until late at night. We were awake at 4 feeling well rested and decided to get up, have breakfast and depart. The tide was up as well so it was easier to load. There was still some fog in the area, but nothing like yesterday.

 At least we can see the other side.

At least we can see the other side.

A little wind some waves, but they were working with us so we felt content.

 Heading toward Ketchikan.

Heading toward Ketchikan.

Our first break was shared with many purple and orange Sea Stars. Not sure what they were doing, but it made for some good photo shots.

 Sea Stars

Sea Stars

 And more Sea Stars

And more Sea Stars

As we continue North, a fishing trawler came into view.  This is the only type of fishing boat that we have not seen pull in their catch.  The early king salmon caught this way bring a good price.    

 The lines are out and ready.

The lines are out and ready.

As we were approaching the town of Ketchikan, the sun came out, the seas flattened and the mountains came into view. We plan to camp at Black Sand Beach State Park and arrive to Ketchikan tomorrow.

 It is a good day to paddle.

It is a good day to paddle.

And the water only gets calmer!

 WOW

WOW

 

As we were heading to our campsite, a fisherman yelled over to us and wanted to know if we wanted a freshly netted king salmon. We took him up on his offer and looked forward to having it for dinner.

 Pretty fresh fish.

Pretty fresh fish.

Campsite comes to view and we head into shore. This day started out a bit foggy, rainy and windy, but ended up being like paddling on a lake in the summer,

 Home for the night.

Home for the night.

Nautical miles paddled 29