June 24, 2021
Before departing Ketchikan, we checked out the 55North Bakery & Coffee and enjoyed a delicious sticky bun and peanut butter cream pie (think Little Debbie oatmeal cream pie but with homemade peanut butter cookie awesomeness). A definite must-return treat!
We saw seals and had a misty welcome to fjords. We planned to try to anchor in the Punchbowl Cove. However, there was a large boat across the anchoring using the only mooring buoy for their stern tie. So off to Punchbowl Northeast. The trip totally explained why we were in the Misty Fjords. The visibility went down to 100 feet it a couple places. We found the anchorage and set up in about 75 feet of water. The detoured bay was totally worth it though!
The fjords totally blocked all modern technology, and we could not even use VHF to check in with Coda. Had to get the dinghy out and travel halfway back to get in contact! Coda was behind us as they were fishing on the way over. They picked up a nice halibut so after they settled in, we had a great dinner.
June 25, 2021
Matt, Christian, and Steve’s son Nick went out early to pull the crab trap – a nice haul with eight total, five of which were keepers – and then the long haul back to the mouth of the inlet where the shrimp trap was dropped on the way in the day before – a smaller haul of three shrimps. It was a very misty and chilly ride there and back but all were troopers. We had a nice crab dinner that night!
The rest of the day we puttered around on the dinghy in the bay checking out the stream that connected at one end, snow that fell at one side, and looked for wildlife (alas, no bears) finding mostly birds and seal appearances.