Sunday, September 2, 2012

Day 16- Tuesday, August 28, 2012- Kendrick Inlet, Nootka Sound

Day 16- Tuesday, August 28, 2012- Kendrick Inlet, Nootka Sound
This morning it was still raining off and on but the wind seemed to have gone down.  We checked our communications one last time over morning coffee at the West View Marina while Connor did his schoolwork and then we set sail down Tahsis Inlet, stopping first to pull the shrimp trap.  Yeah!  We caught another 57 nice prawns bringing us to a two day total of 134 beautiful prawns!  I am so excited!  This is the best prawning we’ve ever had.  As we hauled in the 357’ of line, Mr. Humpback was circling around us having his brunch.
The cruise down Tahsis Inlet was simply gorgeous and the broken clouds made it all mysterious and yet peaceful and pristine. We stopped along the way to watch a colony (is that the right word?) of curious otters eating, playing, and watching us.  We only went about a dozen miles before we set the shrimp trap again and then made a right turn into Kendrick Inlet where we set the crab trap and the anchor.
Val made soup and barbecue pork sandwiches for lunch…a good rainy day lunch.  After lunch, we trolled around Strange Island looking for that elusive King Salmon.  No luck but we sure enjoyed ourselves and even met a navy ship…good to know they’re nearby.
Tonight, we’re back in Kendrick Cove.  It’s pouring again but the barometer keeps rising and the winds seem to be settling.
Val made fresh “Halibut Picatta” tonight and it was fabulous!  As I write, there’s a huge pot of steamed clams, mussels, and oysters cooling down for a recipe she calls “Summertime Feast Fit For Neptune” with all of the above and crab, which we have yet to catch up here.  Wow, are we eating good!  I just can’t get enough seafood, although, those steaks in the bottom of the freezer are starting to look a bit interesting to me too now.

Hope you are all enjoying the last of your summer.  With all this rain, it feels like fall here.