Sunday, July 28, 2013

Day 28/July 28 – Klemtu to Altson Cove

Another weather window – outside we go! It has been amazing to be able to take our route to the outside of the islands. We didn’t think that was going to be possible. We topped up our water and headed off under the sun. 

Waited for low slack tied to get through Meyers Channel. As we took our time to round the elbow in the channel, we noticed a fin rise out of the water in the distant shoreline. Orcas! We turned off the engine and drifted down. The orcas came up and were circling and feeding all around us. There was a young one that stayed close to its parent as they came up and circled. We watched quietly from the bow for over half an hour. 

Crept through the channel passing over kelp beds and by petroglyphs and pictographs. Came up Laredo Channel and found Alston Cove – a paradise all to ourselves. Took Sturdi up a creek to explore and found more berries. Berries of all kinds – salmon, thimble, salal, blue, huckle. Was nice to get the salt out a bit with the fresh water. Struggled to get the dingy back out of the creek after the tide had pulled out. 

Relaxing evening with Alston Cove Shandi’s (1 part lucky lager, 1 part lemonata sanpelligreno) – delicious.