This area IS 'the mainland', so we need to 'Be Bear Aware'. I would love to observe bear from the safety and comfort of Viking Star, but I have NO desire to meet a bear up close and personal. A small island where we did not see any activity as we anchored, I think it is reasonably safe to explore.
|The sun has a halo, ALL the way round.|
|This is what WE saw -- a shallow, narrow channel of nearly Caribbean-colored water with dark spots that I suspect are seaweed of some sort.|
|There was a patch of wild roses just ROARING with bumblebees!|
|And someone left evidence of a picnic. I don't think it was Yogi. |
We brought the container back to the boat for proper disposal.
|A man and his boat!|
It is a beautiful afternoon! We are protected from the little wind there is and the sun is shining -- the wool shirt is flung!
We ARE living the dream!
|Back in the dinghy to explore the other rocks and islands, I look up, and I see an angel looking down.|
You YOU see it?
And there's that arc of the halo too -- HEAVENLY day...
|Back at the boat, here is an illustration of what many say cruising TRULY is -- fixing your boat in exotic locations.|
Good timing -- the rain begins AFTER completion of this task.
|The evening guard.|
|Next morning -- anchor up -- and Al begins laughing and has to come in for the camera. This is the last of 5-6 sea stars that have come up with the chain. Pole dancing???|
|On the road again! It has rained heavily through the night, and it continues for most of our day.|