We toured up Bond Sound, and the entrance to the Ahta River. In 'Full Moon, Flood Tide' Billy Proctor says that five different salmon breeds return to spawn here. And grizzlies come to feast in the fall. Anchoring would be a challenge here, but it might be worth a return trip in late August.
|As Bond Sound rejoins Tribune Channel, the dolphins are coming straight for us! They break the water straight ahead, and on both sides. You KNOW that some went right below us. But in a flash, they are gone again.|
It's not far to Wahkana Bay, our choice for anchorage the next day or two. There is one other boat in the bay, but we anchor a distance off, and then settle down for our afternoon tea. It is near low tide, and the guide books say bear are frequent visitors to the bay, and sure enough -- Al hears me shout 'There's a bear! And a TEENY one!' And he shushes me, and opens the door. It is warm enough to leave it open, and we can hear them snuffling, and scraping and pawing the rocks for crunchy treats. And my tea cools as I shoot lots of pictures. Here are a few of my favorites:
|Where IS your brother?!|
|Oh, hello there! Maybe she heard my camera, or maybe it was just a chance glance. |
We didn't seem to interrupt the picnic at all.
|Mmmm, Mama, you left a crumb|