Inland Passage 2016

July 6, 2016

Don returned yesterday and we decided that we would continue north and see if we could make it to Skagway before we needed to be back to work our NOLS course. We were camped at Froggy campground which was a site in the front yard of the owner. It worked just fine and had access to the water. 

We were up at 4 and on the water early as we needed to catch the ebb tide going out in the Wrangel narrows.  Our neighbor Joe who was tenting there awoke to wish us well.  He had gotten up not only to say good bye to us , but also to spend time reading the bible. He was a gentle soul and we had enjoyed talking to him. It was totally worth the early morning departure   as we easily moved almost like we were on a river. We were not the only ones catching the current so was the Alaska State Ferry.

The sea state was flat calm and we took our first break at a small island. The chitons and goose neck barnacles were covering the rocks. Notice the small limpet on the chiton. Once again we marvel at the creatures of the sea.

 Love the limpet that attached itself to the chiton

Love the limpet that attached itself to the chiton

 Waiting for the tide to cover them up and they can begin to feed once again.

Waiting for the tide to cover them up and they can begin to feed once again.

It felt good to be back on our journey one again. With conditions like this we were able to move North easily, Whales entertained us with their spouting and several breaches. 

We even paddled near an ice floe that had started many miles away when it broke off from the Leconte Glacier. It was hard to stop paddling today, with the scenery, conditions and our thoughts, it was good.. When the mileage came up that we had gone over 30 nautical miles we looked for camp.

Nautical Miles traveled 31