Monday, July 10, 2017

Report #6 Icy Strait Point, Alaska July 8, 2017 Saturday Chance of rain & 56 degrees Part #2 Of 2 75 Pictures

More photos…..

 

The soil is very shallow here

 

Still supports a healthy forest

 

Ship  nearby

 

One of many benches along the hike

 

Taking advantage of the moment

 

Plants could be devil's club or skunk cabbage…..both used for medicinal purposes

 

Rugged terrain

 

OK, give me a few minutes

 

Deadfall made the going slow

 

Well-groomed path

 

No light, little growth

 

Peaceful place

 

Also very damp

 

Greenery pops up anywhere

 

Looking for little critters

 

No birds in here

 

A pond

 

Two ponds here

 

A small squirrel

 

Alpine flowers

 

Freshwater pond

 

View of the gangway from up high

 

Another fishing boat

 

Lots of boat traffic

 

The rain is coming

 

Eagle perched up high

 

Another eagle is nearby

 

Always on watch

 

The fog is creeping in

 

There is an eagle in this photo….. find it?

 

He's in the rocks with a fish

 

He's dragging his catch away from the water

 

Too heavy to fly with it

 

Will have to eat it down here

 

Now he blends in with the rocks

 

The head and tail give him away

 

Hiding his catch

 

Leaving the pier

 

The mate is still in the treetops

 

Left on time – 2pm

 

Heading into darker areas

 

Catwalk to the rope anchors

 

Tree trunks on the shore

 

Looking for fish jumping

 

A fleet of fishing boats on this point

 

We did see fish jumping here

 

Another boat

 

More boats

 

Must be a good spot

 

Fishing off the point

 

Leaving the islands of this passage

 

NCL's Sun

 

Many birds flying

 

A flock

 

Not sure the type of bird

 

Heading west now

 

Weaving around the outer islands

 

Isolated

 

No sign of life

 

 

Scenic cruising

 

Close to Elfin Cove

 

Coming out into the gulf

 

Windblown cliffs

 

Rocky beach

 

Windy and cool

 

Also another good fishing spot

 

Open seas

 

Steep cliffs

 

Wind and water erosion

 

Looked like a waterfall

 

The moon appeared after midnight

 

Seen from our window

 

Sometime around 2am

 

 

 

 

 

 


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