This blog is to share with our family and friends about our family's boating experiences aboard our 33' power boat, an Ocean Sport Roamer, we call Dakota Roamer.
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.
This blog is to share with our family and friends about our family's boating expieriences as we journey to Alaska from Washington in our 33' power boat, Ocean Sport Roamer, and then around Vancouver Island.