Alaska Inside Passage

Fitzgibbon Cove

Tuesday, June 16, 2015S.V. CAMBRIA

We left Bailey Bay late Monday morning for Fitzgibbon Cove, just off Behm Canal.  It was another short passage – only 20 miles – and we’re beginning to feel a little spoiled by these three hour days.  I suppose we should enjoy them while we can:  It’ll change soon enough.

David spotted our first bears along the way.  We were transiting Behm Narrows when he noticed something dark moving along the shore on Revillagigedo Island.  I picked up the binoculars and, sure enough, there were two black bears eating sedge grass on the beach, so we moved in for a closer look:  They were the biggest bears we’d ever seen and wholly disinterested in us.

We’ve been travelling along Behm Canal since we left Ketchikan (Tongass Narrows) on Thursday.  But it wasn’t until we cleared Behm Narrows that we got our first look at Misty Fjords National Monument and mile after mile of snow-capped mountains:  It was a beautiful sight.

We anchored in Fitzgibbon Cove, just off the canal, for the night and spent the afternoon exploring by kayak.  At the head of the bay, there’s a small creek backed by snow-capped mountains that empties into a marsh where grizzly bears come out to feed on the sedge grass at low tide, but not today. 

It’d be easy to lose ourselves in Fitzgibbon Cove for days, watching for wildlife and absorbing the incredible views, but Misty Fjords is calling and we’re excited to see what she has to offer.

Note: This blog was originally written on Monday, 25 May, 2015.

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  1. They Misty Fjords look amazing! By the way, I really like the picture of you guys with the red shirts. Hope you're having a fantastic time. Looking at these pictures, I can't imagine how you couldn't be though :-)