Inland Passage 2016

June 27, 2016

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.

 Oh what a beautiful day.

Oh what a beautiful day.

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.

 The only challenge here was the tide was going out and we kept having to move our kayaks.

The only challenge here was the tide was going out and we kept having to move our kayaks.

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.

 Turn Island

Turn Island

 The welcome committee

The welcome committee

It was a peaceful afternoon . We had time to dry out some gear, reflect and bake some bread.

 glad we stopped

glad we stopped

 Reflect

Reflect

 Even Esri man and Thing are still with us.

Even Esri man and Thing are still with us.

Nautical Miles Traveled 19