Effingham Bay to Joe’s Bay

The morning is gray, cloudy and chilly. No one is up early except that sailboat that came in late last night. Can’t blame them, it is very dreary out there. Alaskan Dream is the second boat to weigh anchor. Our destination today is Joe’s Bay. On our travels we started to see lots of kayakers as they left the protection of their tents and explored in the light rain.

The entry into Joe’s Bay is easy and we dropped the hook in a quiet corner and settled in. It seemed like there was an endless caravan of kayakers passing by along with the occasional paddlers in a canoe.

When the rain took a break, we launched the dinghy and did a long exploration in and around the various islands, but was too rough to go far. We passed many kayaker camps with great beaches and campsites, but were very happy to return to dry and warm Alaskan Dream.

  Exploring in and around Joe's Bay

Exploring in and around Joe's Bay

  An elaborate Inukshuk at one of the kayak camps

An elaborate Inukshuk at one of the kayak camps

As the kayakers paddled past, Karen and I speculated that we could sell each and every one of them a hot shower for $10. A few stopped to talk, and while they were in good spirits, they looked cold and drenched to the bone.

Karen and I passed the afternoon watching a promotional DVD from Fleming showing Tony Fleming’s boat Venture exploring the Galapagos Islands. On a damp day, the southern ocean looks pretty inviting. Diner was Salmon Gorgonzola. We sourced our salmon from Good God Lobster in Ketchikan. They are always a good source of local fish. Another episode of LOST and a quiet night topped off our stay at Joe’s Bay. 

  Sunset at Joe's Bay

Sunset at Joe's Bay