Looked at my watch this morning and it said 3. I was ready to go, we are on Alaska time so it would have been 4 Canadian time. Anyway I woke up Don and we were getting up and making breakfast 15 minutes later. We knew that we would be paddling against the tide later in the morning so getting on the water now was to our advantage. The morning started out cloudy, but soon the sun started showing itself and the snow covered mountains glistened.
We are heading up a relatively protected area unless the wind decided to blow from the north and then it gets funneled and much harder to make forward momentum. This area is know for having native villages many years ago. There are places where the trees have been cut down in order for them to beach their dugout canoes, We take a break at a beautiful spot.
Early afternoon we were going against the current and the wind also decided to increase against us.
When we saw the bull kelp flowing in the opposite direction we knew it was:
Time to look for home. We found it on Turn Island. This is a place where the ebb tide and flood tide meet. We were even greeted by a deer who checked us out for some time before slowing leaving.
It was a peaceful afternoon . We had time to dry out some gear, reflect and bake some bread.
Nautical Miles Traveled 19