|"HEY Dad, can I ring the ship's bell NOW?"|
In the last couple of weeks, we had a great time exploring new areas south of Wrangell Island. We couldn't have asked for better weather either. We had over 2 weeks without rain, and hardly any clouds. That is an awesome accomplishment for the nation's largest rainforest.
|Bradfield Canal. That's a small unnamed glacier at the top of the mountain.|
Those of you from warmer climes would probably laugh at us, but we were HOT! The temperatures during the day were 70-85F, and it cooled down at night low 70s. We tried to keep all the hatches wide open, and at least one fan on during the day, but even then, inside Denali Rose was 80s to 90F.
|Warming for the day.|
I took that photo to show that it was already 81F inside at 8:26 in the morning. The cats just lazed around and napped all day. They had no interest in playing in the heat, and rotated their resting places as the sun, and boat moved.
|Can you see Gus in this photo?|
|There he is! Hiding behind the line duffle.|
Bill took the opportunity while we were at anchor to reorganize the cockpit lazerettes, (compartments for storage on a boat), and Gus decide that was his opportunity to find a new place to nap. Elsie took whatever she could find to stay out of the sun.
|In the cockpit|
|In the salon, notice she is cozied up to the battery powered bug paddle.|
We enjoyed company every morning when the tide went out and exposed a sandbar behind us.
|Forward view into Bradfield Canal.|
|Aft view with the afternoon breezes, and tide in.|
We're back in Wrangell, with town chores, and reprovisioning to accomplish. Bonus information:
I"M WALKING without aids, well mostly. I'm carrying my cane with me just in case, it feels like my security blanket now that I've had it so long. I told my physical therapist, that I borrowed the cane from, I would have it back to her by September 1, so the separation anxiety must be overcome.
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