Sunday, June 5, 2011

Gulf of Alaska

With a good forecast of gray,wet and cold but favorable winds after days of northwesterly's we were up at 0430 and left Elfin Cove at 0500. We passed Lituya Bay and Yakutat as the wind powered us along at speeds faster than our engine could carry us. We saw 2 Minke whales, 23 Humpback whales, 3 were in full body breaches, numerous Black Footed Albatrosses, Petrels, Fulmars and Shearwaters. We were treated to great views of massive glaciers, La Perousse and Brady both in the majestic Fairweather Range and arrived in beautiful Prince William Sound two and half days later with a Brown bear on the beach.

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