I left the dock before six this morning, didn’t want the Harbour Master charging me for an extra night. I had intended moving from the dock to the anchorage last night, but I had consumed a couple of beers so thought remaining tied up was the best option.
I really enjoyed my stay in Coffman Cove. A great little place, special thanks to Larry for his hospitality and generous gift of fresh shrimps, and also to Stephanie behind the bar.
We sailed for a couple of hours before the wind died and the tide turned against us. I found a bay and threw the anchor over the side and waited for the next tide change. The tides are quite tricky here and it pays to catch a good run. Around one in the afternoon we set off again with flat calm glassy seas, so flat the clouds and mountains were reflected. The sun even made a couple of shows through the cloud.
We motored up the Kashevarof passage and into Sumner Strait, a very scenic run. There was the usual wildlife and quite a few whales around the tide lines. This evening I have anchored in Red Bay at the top of Prince of Wales Island. We had to push through a four knot stream to get into the bay, once inside it opened out to an Alaska picture postcard scene.
I found a nice cove to anchor in and then fished the shrimps out of the cool box. I was so hungry the first half dozen got quickly cooked and washed down with a beer. Wonderful, the best shrimp I have ever tasted. I then got to work making Thai Curry shrimp. I was a bit limited on ingredients but with an onion, green curry paste, chilli flakes, coconut milk and some imagination I came up with a feast, Sharwoods Mango Chutney for condiments. I put some jam into the leftover rice for desert.
I ate in the cockpit at seven in warm sunshine. The deer are coming out of the forest fringe into the meadow, all very peaceful. No bears yet. Although I did see some bear marks on the trash cans in Coffman Cove. Total voyage distance 848.1 miles.
Logged 6th June 2016
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