We woke to light drizzle and some fog, with a little bit of blue sky in the distance.
Our plan to transit Jackson Narrows at high tide made for an uneventful experience. Jackson Passage is a beautiful (and shorter) route from east to west, but often avoided due to Jackson Narrows, but at high slack transiting the narrows is easy.
We made our way north in Finlayson Channel and up to Bottleneck Inlet. The entrance to Bottleneck is narrow (but not too narrow) and deep, so keeping to centerline makes it very straightforward.
Inside it opens up to a spacious (and sunny!!) anchorage. We all got settled and explored a bit and relaxed on board (outside!! in the sun!!! finally!!!)
The only bummer here is that crabbing is closed (as it is in Khutze Bay as well, tomorrow’s destination):
Scott and Brenda on Impulse hosted happy hour this evening, complete with a fun origami kit that Brenda brought along for us. Fun!
Nobody’s fish really looked like the picture (the instructions left a lot to be desired, honestly), and several of us left with a photo of the instructions, determined to keep trying.
Another successful (and did we mention sunny???) day of flotilla-ing!