Since leaving Victoria two months ago, we've been overwhelmed by all we've seen and experienced. Now that we've reached our northern-most point at 59 degrees latitude, we're going to head south, back to Mexico. I thought this was a good time to pause and reflect the past two months chronologically, in the skads of pictures that never made it on to the blog. Check back tomorrow for the last group. Enjoy!
|Continuing a theme of our trip, the Gorge Harbour resort was|
empty when we arrived. It is just outside Desolation Sound and
would require reservations just a couple weeks after we were there.
|This bald eagle was in the tree outside the laundry room|
pictured above. Bald eagles are everywhere, really. In our
family, we say, "eagles like seagulls" when we spot one.
|This juvenile bald eagle swooped onto the dock in front of us|
to claim a piece of fish thrown there by a fisherman. There were
several adults nearby, carrying on and hassling him, but they
wouldn't come down. The juveniles are much more bold.
|Surprisingly, bald eagles don't sound tough. Their calls|
are timid and sing-song.
|This is a seabus. They are all over and are the cheap|
way that people get from island to island. Kids take them
to school and people take them to get groceries.
|Here we're waiting to board another seabus, this one in|
in Bella Bella to return to Del Viento at anchor near
the Shearwater Marina.
|Windy in typical passage mode, looking for logs in the drizzle.|
Though since reaching Alaska, the weather has been
great and we even did a lot more sailing.
|Northward through narrow passes. Tides are extreme up here|
and we consider currents to time every passage. A 15-knot
current is tough for a boat that does 6.5 knots on a good day.
|Play time at anchorage, though this would be more fun in|
warmer waters, when it could be coupled with jumping and
|Logs in the rain. Hit one and it might be the end of|
our uninsured boat. Fortunately, once reaching
Alaska, the number of logs in the water decreased
dramatically--now we have ice to worry about.
|I made eggs Florentine to enjoy a|
sunny morning at anchor. More
days than we expected have been
like this since leaving Victoria.
|Most of the towns and cities we've visited on this trip|
are on islands. Here a barge makes it's way up the
Wrangell Narrows on the way to Petersburg, on
Mitkof Island, AK.