|Dozens of waterfalls like these lined today's route.|
We motored up the Channel admiring the numerous waterfalls. We've seen only a tug and tow all day, and no boats headed south for three days. As we neared Butedale a familiar boat name popped up on the AIS transponder receiver. "Tranquility, Tranquility, Wild Blue calling, channel 16". "Where are you guys?" was Pat from Tranquility's immediate question. We have cruised with Rick and Pat a few times over the years, but it's usually on the way to Alaska, or in Alaska. Their Selene 53 winters in Wrangell, Alaska, presumably to avoid the long journey up and back each year. But Tranquility is headed south! Pat explained the the boat is headed to Seattle for more improvements. We had a nice chat and photoed each other as we passed.
|Transquility: the only pleasure craft headed south we encountered!|
|Verney Falls Lowe Inlet near dusk.|