Soon we are in Agamemnon Channel and we hear from Tym (one airplane pilot to another): "There are major electrical wires ahead; shall we go over or under them?" Herb's reply, "I'll take the adventurous route -- a low pass underneath."
Agamemnon Private Marina --
Photos shared by Tym show June driving while he captures their wake --
Four sets of eyes watch for hazards in the water, and here is one clearly marked with a red stick -- a deadhead -- who knows what lurks under the surface? We go very wide!
Once in the Prince of Wales Reach, we play leap frog with Circle T to get photos of each other in this awesome scenery.
|Photo Courtesy of Celtic Sun, Malibu Rapids|
It looks like a lot of salmon, so does it say the fishing is good here? Herb jokes that it says "Only paddle your canoe through rapids at slack." Or maybe, "Chart wrong, slack 30 minutes later."
We meet a fast tour boat who has gone through Malibu Rapids at non-slack (for the thrill?) to take passengers for a view of Chatterbox Falls. On their return, they give us a big wake!
We begin to see quite a bit of snow -- yes, this is Summertime.
Young people from the Christian Youth Lodge at the head of the Malibu Rapids watch as boats come and go. Gerry and Cindy of Celtic Sun got there early, tied up, and went in for a tour and free ice cream! What hospitality!
When the last boat comes outbound, Herb calls "Securite, securite, securite. We are two 30 foot power boats entering Malibu Rapids inbound. Any opposing traffic please advise on Channel 16." We have no response, so proceed.
Find the entrance to the rapids....
Oops! What have we here? An outbound boat with no radio? Herb puts the brakes on and we come to a screeching halt to let this fast one get by. I see quite a few people on board and think it may be a tour boat seeking thrills.
We are glad we are not part of their action and when the wake calms down, we again begin making our way into the rapids.
Sign at the lodge.
|Circle T in Malibu Rapids|
As we clear the rapids and look back at the lodge, we see Celtic Sun leaving the dock with ice cream. She is a beautiful red, but the sun does not let me capture that color today.
Seems this is a popular place to water ski.
Arriving, and hoping for space at the dock.
and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
Saturday, August 10, 2013