Monday, July 31, 2017

Red Bluff Bay

Well, Baranof was nice - I think we are all one solid prune after at least 3 soaks each. It was however very, very, wet (and not the warm type). Last night, it rained approximately 3 1/2 inches. It was a thunderous downpour on the boat roof, and there was certainly a significant storm outside the bay, as there was a nasty swell getting to us at the dock 1 1/2 miles back!

We slept well nonetheless, got up late, had eggs benedict, caught a couple rockfish off the dock, and then headed out about 3:30 because the weather seemed settled enough to move on (and we were getting a bit bored).

So, we pulled out and motored down to Red Bluff Bay. WOW! I had no idea this was here and it is magnificent. It is about a 3-mile long fjord about 15 miles south of Baranof. The mountains completely encircle it with peaks from 3100-4500 feet and cascading waterfalls throughout. One area you motor through is about 100 yards wide with 500' cliffs on both sides.

We are anchored up at the far head of the bay, the water is the color of coffee and the meadow next to us is called "bear meadow". We hope to see some in the morning as they frequent the area.

In the meantime, we are swinging on the anchor in a glassy anchorage drinking some wine. Here's to vacation!!

Current Location:
Lat 56 50.37'N
Lon 134 47.06'W

-The Kyrie Crew

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