Vicki looks out to see a sea lion dive to catch fish for his breakfast. One time, and one time only. My camera is not quick enough to get it.
We leave around 11A and the rapids at slack are a non-event. We get some really good views of snow capped mountains near the intersection of Calm Channel and Raza Passage.
Around the north side of Raza Island and east into Pryce Channel, then toward the north entrance of Waddington Channel to Walsh Cove Marine Park.
Last Call goes into the channel first and radios, "Stay to the right of Dean Rock as you enter." Then almost immediately he says, "It is spectacular in here!"
I can't wait to see it, as what could be more beautiful than what we have been seeing.
|Altering Course to Leave Dean Rock to Port|
As Patrick sets anchor and runs the stern ties, we hear Lisa and Jim on Kismet calling on VHF 73 from across the cove. It is great to unexpectedly find friends, and hope to visit tonight.
|Kismet, red Ranger Tug|
The dinghy line is hooked around a rock, so it should be fine when we return from our walk.
Incredible scenery here with the rock formations. Herb and Jake climb higher and higher.
|Jake and Herb|
Ah! There they are! What we see are drawings of salmon and tee-pees with some other stick figures, which may represent people. I take several photos so I can more easily find them next year if we come this way.
|A Lone Salmon Jumping (out of the way of a bear?)|
|Found in the Opening near the Water|
Satisfied with our accomplishment, we tour around the cove and visit with Carl Neu, the owner of Zest, a wooden boat built in 1964 and designed by Bill Garden. Mr. Neu of Seattle has owned this beauty for 23 years.
His companions have gone fishing, and he comments their fishing is good, but so far their catching has not been so good!
|Zest and Carl Neu|
My friends have their swim and I decide to brave the frigid temperatures and take a dip. I get wet up to my ankles and call it swimming! My excuse is the slippery rocks, but I proudly point to where I swam.
|Back There Behind Me|
We are in the afternoon shade, so cocktails are served in the Sky Lounge once again. Life is very good....
|Patrick, Willie and Herb|
Willie of Willie's Tug,
and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
Tuesday, August 6, 2013