Crews were up and rearing to go at o’dark thirty to make the high tide needed to depart Elfin Cove’s inner harbor. As we exited Elfin Cove, the forested islands loomed out of the mist looking majestic in the morning light. Slow and steady the fleet made our way through Icy Strait, masterfully maneuvering through the current and eddies in the area. By mid-morning the fleet had come across the top of Chicagof Island, and arrived in the town of Hoonah.
Crews spent the afternoon exploring the town of Hoonah as well as checking out the facilities out at Icy Strait Point. Icy Strait Point historically housed a salmon cannery that operated until 1953. Much later the cannery building was restored and reopen as a historical museum and restaurant. Icy Strait Point typically services cruises ships, but today wasn’t a busy one and our crews had a lovely time walking along the boardwalk and enjoying one of the many outdoor wood fireplaces. The brave souls on Patos, Robin, Jonny, Lisa and Grace, as well as Thea’s Mark and Hale decided to take a zipline ride from the top of Hoonah Mountain! That’s 1330 ft up off the ground! Definitely an adventurous day for our goslings! That evening, Deception’s crew celebrated the birthday of our very own Al with a home cooked meatloaf and mashed potatoes that couldn’t be beat. Happy Birthday Al!!