late Monday morning for
Fitzgibbon Cove, just off Bailey Bay . 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. Behm Canal
David spotted our first bears along the way. We were transiting
when he noticed something dark moving along the shore on Behm Narrows . 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. Revillagigedo Island
We’ve been travelling along
since we left Behm Canal ( Ketchikan ) on Thursday. But it wasn’t
until we cleared Tongass Narrows that we got our first look at Behm Narrows and mile after mile of snow-capped mountains: It was a beautiful sight. Misty Fjords National Monument
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.