It rained hard overnight and was still raining when we woke up this morning. It was also very foggy and the forecast called for southeast winds of 15-25 knots. Decided we’d spend a second day at the comfortable Dent Island Lodge docks. It seemed like a better alternative than trying to navigate through the rapids in fog!
We had a quiet morning on board, taking care of some computer issues and recovering from our big meal last night. The heavy rain continued most of the day and the fog drifted in and out. We did have a couple of breaks in the rain in the afternoon, but the heavy rain returned by evening.
A few more boats came in this morning on the early slack tide. We were surprised to see boats coming through the fog, but apparently the fog was primarily around Dent Island, so boats had left their departure points with clear visibility. The incoming fleet included several boats that were over 50 feet in length. One was a Nordlund 80, another was an Aleutian Class Grand Banks of 60+ feet, and a Navigator 55 (a charter boat from A Dock at Anacortes Marina). We get dwarfed in that company!
The Dent Island Lodge staff put fish out again this afternoon for the eagles, so I had another chance for eagle photos. Glad we were still there, because I got a couple of good shots!
We decided to get off the boat and have lunch in the dining room. We both had halibut and chips. Very tasty!
We’re hoping to have a break in the weather tomorrow.
Your eagle photos and fantastic! Interesting how the weather does a 360 so quickly. That just doesn’t happen in LA. We are injoying 100+ temps (NO).
Thanks! I was really happy to get the shots of the eagle…he flew in and out within seconds! The weather in the Inside Passage in B.C. CAN change quickly. Probably due to the steep mountains surrounding the water and the proximity to the ocean. We tend to watch the marine weather forecasts—and the sky—frequently.
I was going to ask u abt the eagles. And do the seals still play and swim up and down canoe pass during the high tides?
The eagles were great! I remember how neat it was to watch the seals swim through the current to find fish, but we didn’t see any seals this time.