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Endicott Arm and Humpbacks Again

Celebrating Connie’s Birthday with Glacial MargaritasBen & Connie Exploring the face of Dawes GlacierOne of several calvings on Dawes while we were thereBen & Connie exploringAnother potential christmas card photo of SpiritThere were still a l…

Intermission is Over

After our brief, but hot return to the Seattle area, we arrived back in Wrangell ahead of schedule by 20 minutes on Alaska Airlines and were greeted by cloudy skies and much cooler, but still pleasant temperatures.Spirit was fine, and we began the main…

Intermission

Spirit is moored in Wrangell’s Heritage Harbor after an easy cruise down Wrangell Narrows while Patrick & Miriam return to the Seattle area tomorrow to celebrate Miriam’s Mom’s 98th Birthday on July 6. Patrick & Miriam return to Wrangell on Ju…

Humpback Whales and more

The Admiral at the helm hunting Humpback WhalesThe last dive before Thomas BayOff of Five Fingers IslandsHumpbacks look better underwaterNearly AirborneJust another showoffDoing a back flip Doing the backstroke – good formFloating on their backs and w…

Tenakee Springs to Red Bluff Bay

Purse Seiner in the fog leaving Takatz Bay Setting Crab Pots in Takatz Bay Patrick Enjoying Red Bluff Bay Bill in Red Bluff Bay Spirit peacefully at Anchor in Red Bluff BayEntrance into Red Bluff Bay Inner CoveOuter Entrance into Red Bluff BayThe Red …

Humpback Whales and Sun at Last

Sunday, June 27, 2010We are back in shorts for a few hours, as the skies cleared overnight. Patrick fished for halibut, one good bite, but no luck keeping it on the hook. Heading south down Stephens Passage, there were lots of Humpback whales breachi…

Endicott Arm Reprise

Sea Lion RookeryYou need to look carefully, there is an eagle on the bergDawes Glacier up close and personal The obligatory photo op in front of Dawes GlacierBill & Ruth enjoying the spectacular sceneryJust another Dawes Glacier view after calving…

Tenakee Springs Rainy Reprise

The weather was overcast, but calm as we awakened in the anchorage at Moser Island. Checking the prawn pots, we found 6 dozen large spot prawns, which set the menu for dinner this evening.Heading out, we retraced our path to Tenakee Springs, arriving …

Baby Bear Cove Reprise

The reflections in the rocks remind us of totem polesEnjoying cocktails before dinnerMoser Island AnchorageWith all the shopping completed and the weather clearing, we decided not to waste the day, so about 1100 we cast off the lines and headed south d…