We awoke to decidedly un-Alaskan weather: bright sun (even at 4:00 a.m.), warm temperatures (eventually the mid-70s), and light wind. With only four hours to get to Thoms Place, we didn’t rush out of Meyers Chuck. Some people explored by dinghy, others dinghied to the dock and wandered the trails. Unfortunately we didn’t see Cassie delivering cinnamon rolls. Eventually, around 10:00 a.m., we weighed anchor and headed for Thoms Place.
Most of the day was in Ernest Sound. Porpoises escorted us and the scenery became progressively more dramatic.
After we all were in and anchored, we took dinghies out to explore the neighboring inlets. The next cove over is guarded by a narrow, shallow, rocky entrance.
Still waters make for some good shoreline totem photos:
We met on the raft for Italian night…pasta, lasagna, and polenta with zucchini, tomatoes, and spinach. It was so warm we moved up to the top deck of Airship for dinner, and Sam took the drone up for some fun group shots!
We were the only boats in Thoms Place, a huge, easy, pretty anchorage, on a sunny, calm Memorial Day weekend, within an easy day’s run of two of Southeast Alaska’s biggest towns. We’ll take it!
Today’s total: 28.8nm, 4 hours 12 minutes underway
Flotilla total: 733.3nm, 103 hours 2 minutes underway