|Heading west in Frederick Sound in light rain|
|Cannery Cove before the deluge began|
Overnight we had lots of motion as the wind swirled into Pybus Bay. The bay is not nearly as protected from SE winds as the cruising guides indicate. We believe the wind reflects off the hills and changes direction by nearly 90 degrees coming into the bay. Also, the waves coming up West Channel wrap around the point and into Cannery Cove. So, instead of protection from the SE, the winds and waves were coming directly into the bay from the NE. The rain was torrential, never letting up, just getting blown sideways as the wind gusted to 30 knots. The air temperature hit a high of 49 degrees; no wonder the snow is still so low on the hillsides. We were glad we did not have to go and pull prawn pots or even go outside on the deck.
|Cannery Cove where SE winds and Waves wrap around into the bay|
|The red bluffs at the entrance to the bay|
|Anchor location in Red Bluff Bay|
|Anchored with a great view of the falls|
|Our neighbors on Luck Dragon|
After a lunch of leftover soup from last night, Patrick took the prawn traps to our favorite location. Returning to Spirit, the sun alternated with the rain as we enjoyed the view of the waterfall from our anchorage. We looked for bears on the river delta where we had seen them before, but, alas, none were to be seen. Later in the afternoon, the Diesel Duck “Luck Dragon” anchored near us. We have met them several times over the last few years and they are headed the same direction as us in the morning, although they intend to leave at 0500. We hope we are still asleep, although it will have been light for several hours.
|Morning in Red Bluff Bay|
|New dock in Warm Springs Bay|
|New Ramp – much better|
|Our anchorage in Takatz Bay|