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Maritimo 2021 - M60 - LEADERBOARD

Airship - Icy Strait (and finally, moose!)

by Laura Domela 13 Jul 17:24 PDT
Dog Star leaving Juneau © Laura Domela

Last week we left Juneau to do some buddy boating with Dog Star for a week or so. (Our grandkid is along with us this week, and has requested lots of bumpy dinghy rides and fresh crab and maybe some fishing.) Our first stop was Swanson Bay/Couverden Islands. There was plenty of room on the public float with only one boat, but we opted to anchor out and raft together.

We settled in Swanson Bay and put out some crab and shrimp traps, and explored the area by dinghy afterwards. We grilled up some burgers for dinner, and in the morning headed across Icy Strait toward Hoonah. Dog Star was out first and called us quietly on the radio as they neared the exit. A mama moose and calf had been on shore and decided to swim across the channel right in front of Dog Star (as in, they had to stop the boat to let the animals cross!).

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