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Airship | Cape Caution, a Sunfish, and a stop in Port McNeill

by Laura Domela 31 Aug 2023 20:59 PDT
Airship | Cape Caution, a Sunfish, and a stop in Port McNeill © Laura Domela

We woke early this morning and all light station and buoy reports pointed to a nice flat rounding of Cape Caution, and that's just what we got.

Just as we were passing Egg Island, a maneuvering seagull on port caught my eye and when I looked over, I spotted what appeared to be a sunfish! All the way up here! We turned around and went back to get a closer look and sure enough...this guy was just floating on the surface, hanging out with a couple of seagull buddies.

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