Thursday, August 26, 2010

August 26 – Cyrus Cove

From Dry Pass Lagoon, we traveled a few miles further and anchored a short distance from the dinghy dock for the El Capitan Caves. In hindsight, we probably should have skipped last night’s anchorage and just anchored here.  Next year, maybe.

The caves are in the Tongass National Forest and managed by the US Forest Service. For safety, the USFS has secured the caves and been running tours during the summer for over fifteen years. The caves are karst caves formed by ground water percolating and dissolving channels and caves in the limestone layer. It was a fascinating tour and one worth doing again in the future. The photo at right is of Marcia and our USFS guide.

After the tour, we returned to the boats, had lunch and continued down El Capitan Passage into Sea Otter Sound. We have been seeing sea otters regularly in the cruising areas near the outer coast and Sea Otter Sound was no exception.

Today’s mileage – 23.4

Cumulative mileage – 2284.3

Current position

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