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Slowboat Flotilla to Alaska - Red Bluff Bay to Warm Springs Bay - Day 23

by Slowboat Team 21 Jun 18:00 PDT
Slowboat Flotilla to Alaska - Day 23 © Laura Domela

After yesterday's wildlife extravaganza, today's trip up Chatham Strait was a little boring. We did see a few humpbacks as we left Red Bluff Bay, but after that we struck out. The water was reasonably calm, though, and the Baranof Island shoreline is so mountainous, rugged, and snow-capped that the lack of wildlife didn't matter. We just focused our attention on the scenery.

Usually we can squeeze in somewhere on the dock at Warm Springs Bay, but not today. Several boats were anchored in front of the waterfall, too. So we scooted around to an unnamed arm of the bay that juts south. It's a stunning spot, certainly prettier than being at the dock, but also a challenging anchorage. It's at least 80 feet everywhere, the holding isn't great, and there's not much swinging room, but everyone got set just fine.

We didn't have any group activities planned today, but people dinghied over to the Baranof Warm Springs dock and walked up to the hot springs throughout the afternoon. The boardwalk community is picturesque, the walk is welcome after being at anchor for a week, and the hot springs are perfect for soaking.

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