Yesterday, was a very rainy day so we had little interest in sitting in a bobbing dinghy in wind driven rain. We did retrieve the crab pot and found two keepers among the five crabs in the pot. We also tried our hand with the prawn trap but drew a blank.
Since the winds are generally lighter in the morning, we left Yes Bay a little before 7 AM and headed south in Behm Canal towards Ketchikan. The trip was pretty calm until we reached the busy channel, Tongass Narrows, that passes in front of Ketchikan.
On account of the sport and commercial fishing, there is lots of boat traffic. The real twist on things are the many float planes taking off and landing. Between the scenic flights for tourism and the commercial flights taking passengers to outlying islands, it is pretty busy. It can be a bit disconcerting motoring along and have a float plane land 100 yards to one side or have a float plane pass a couple of hundred feet above your head after it has taken off behind you.
In order to be closer to boating services, we went to a different Ketchikan marina than we used before. Bar Harbor is the largest marina but can be totally full if the commercial fishing fleet is in town.
Fortunately, they had a space for us and we were tied to the dock shortly before 1 PM.
Today’s mileage – 41.0
Cumulative mileage – 955.6