Another sunny day! We are getting seriously spoiled by the recent weather.
Airship left Thoms Place at 8:00 a.m. this morning, a little earlier than the others. The transient moorage at Heritage Harbor in Wrangell is first-come first-served, so it helps to have a lead boat get in first and help find space for the others.
Prior to leaving we pulled up the two traps we had out and found this:
Laura spent a good portion of the cruise to Wrangell cooking and picking crab meat. (Note: this is fun now, but definitely gets a bit old by the end of the summer–crab is a ton of work!)
We had a beautiful, scenic cruise to Wrangell, found room on the docks for everyone, then set out for a little exploring and walking in town. Most of town was closed up for Memorial Day, save for a couple bars, Bob’s IGA, an ice cream shop…and the laundromat.
Later in the afternoon we attempted to shuttle folks by dinghy out to the petroglyph beach, but the wind had picked up enough that by the time we’d gotten just past town we were all getting soaked by spray from the chop, so we aborted and went to the pub instead.
We all had dinner at the Stikine Inn with a nice view and good food, then dinghied back to the marina afterwards. Fortunately, the ride back was not quite as wet as our ride in.
Today’s total: 23.9nm, 3 hours 30 minutes underway
Flotilla total: 757.2nm, 106 hours 32 minutes underway