I am back at the computer after much shopping,
laundry, and visiting in Sitka.
Here are some pictures from Red Bluff Bay and
along Chatham Strait.
This is the magnificent waterfall in beautiful
Red Bluff Bay, a favorite spot for many boaters.
am coming back from a shrimping effort in Red
Bluff Bay. You may not be able to see it, but
I have both thumbs up. We always get a great
haul here right off the corner of the island
here is the haul!
boat anchored in Red Bluff was that of a
friend (professional charter Captain - Richard
Friedman) with his newly acquired boat, the "Alaskan
Song." While I
had seen pictures of the boat, it was nice
to see it for real. The boat was originally built
as a military vessel: a "PRV." I
have forgotten what the first letter stands
for but the others stand for Rescue Vessel.
It is about 85' long if I recall correctly.
He had guests on board so I have not as yet
seen the inside, but it sure is beautiful from
RIchard and I were able to have a great visit
over the transom.
we left Red Bluff and headed up Chatham Strait
we had a wonderful porpie escort.
(Our handy plural for porpoise is porpie! porpie!) But
it is REALLY difficult to get a good picture
of them because they are soooo fast. Here are
two just under the water.
is what they like to do. They play in the bow
wave of the boat, zooming along side and crossing
got very good at catching splashes, but getting
a picture of the animal out of the water
proved beyond my capacity. Scott, you still
have the prize pictures of porpie. I remember
you hanging over the bow with your video camera
here is the final picture for this email. David
really likes this one. I call it: Porpoise
emails to come today after I finish some more
chores. David is off fishing; I'm keeping my
fingers crossed for salmon or halibut.
M/V Royal Sounder