Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Oh the vagabond life of troglophytes
From Craig, we took an outside-in route around Cape Decision and Cape Chacon to see the lower end of Kuiu (pronunciation anyone?) Island and the wildernesses of Tebenkof Bay. The whales have been fantastic, and we hear the orcas are around, though we haven't seen them, yet.
A hungry humpback thrilled us with gulping herring as we snapped pictures from a respectful distance. I'd gulp food like that too, if I'd just swum from Hawaii without eating. Hope the Alaska herring food court is well stocked.
A real highlight was running the "Christmas tree route" of El Capitan Passage. Called that because of all the red and green day marks to guide boats away from the rocks everywhere. They dredged a channel 70 feet wide, so you don't want to wander off course a bit.