Here he is all happy to be cleaning our home, just before he ruined part of our bedding. No picture of messed up John after I scolded him for hanging the blankets out over the lifelines.
We are almost giddy to be close to arriving at the entrance of Cross Sound. Our high pressure cushion held up and appears we may not be caught out with big waves and winds on our nose from the 35 knot low system now slamming Kodiak. Diesel bill for this easy passage?, priceless!
Off in the distance, about 70 crow miles away, we are treated to a spectacular view of the snow capped mountain range enclosing Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. I believe it’s rare to have clear enough weather to view the full range and actually see the stark white glaciers between the tall peaks. Magnificent! Sorry the pictures can’t do it just from here. But in addition to the view from the ocean, I was able to call from our Sat phone and get a short term notice permit to enter and spend 7 days touring the park. How wonderful is that? We’re hoping for clear weather within the park. The winds are forecasted to be very light, Woohoo! but the downside is the “F” word – Fog, Faugust is what the Alaskans call this month. Our last night out before landfall, send us bright sunny wishes!