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Before we found our little cove to anchor in for the night, we set out our shrimp and crab pots. We ended up in a little quite nookie called Outer Cove. After we got settled, Val prepared a lovely dinner of Cod fish and fresh caught Dungeness Crab, the first of the season. It was soooo good!
Cody set off in the dinghy to catch some more fish. Connor washed the back deck. Tanner went for about a 45 minute swim trying to catch all the little minnows that were jumping everywhere. Seals poked their heads up to watch us and him. It is so gorgeous here. I could stay for a few days right here.
While Cody came back fishless, he did come with pictures of a bear he watched for about 10 minutes, the first bear sighting of the trip. We settled into our nightly poker game, which I finally won one! Just as we were ready to pack it in for the night Connor spotted two bear that came to edge of the water beside our boat. That was neat!
This was one of my favorite days. The water was so calm, the beauty so magnificent. Val gave me a little note in a gift for Fathers Day that goes like this…
“This is my Father’s world, And to my listening ears All nature sings and round me rings The music of the spheres.
This is my Father’s world. I rest me in the thought Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas; His hands the wonders wrought.
Bless our trip, oh Lord, we pray. Keep us safe both night and day. In all we see and all we do, May we praise and worship You.”Thank you, Lord, for making that so easy to do!
Well, the family is up and at it and we’re heading for Prince Rupert today, so, that’s it for now.
Sunday Night, 6:30PM, Prince Rupert Yacht Club.
Happy Fathers Day! We had another good day of cruising up Grenville Channel. It was gorgeous. Some sun, some clouds, no rain! Here, at Prince Rupert, we’re enjoying 70 degrees and sun. Yee ha!
This morning, at breakfast, another bear came near the boat to check us out. That was pretty neat. Then we set sail, pulled in the crab and shrimp traps. The crab trap was stripped of it’s bait but no crab. I’d like to know how that happened; nothing in the shrimp trap. Rats!
We really got going about 11AM and ended up in Prince Rupert about 3:00PM or so. I took on a bit more fuel for our crossing of Dixon Entrance tomorrow. It’s supposed to blow hard on Tuesday and Wednesday so we decided to keep pushing for Ketchikan before it gets nasty, especially in Dixon Entrance. So, Lord willing, we’ll be in Alaska tomorrow night.
The boat is running great, everyone is getting along, but I’m ready to slow down, do some sight seeing and serious fishing.
Hoping this finds you all well.
Friday, June 19, 2009
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Saturday, June 13, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
On Saturday, we toured Pike's Market, a classic Seattle tourist spot. Val and I really enjoyed it but Cody would rather be in the wilderness. Connor is just a happy-go-lucky, go-with-the-flo kinda guy. On Sunday, Cody took a taxi from the marina to catch his flight. Connor, Val, and I went to the Seattle Acquarium and the Space Needle. It was very nice but we're ready to get out of the city.