Alaska in Flip Flops – Day 9

Day 9

We woke up around 7:20 and had a really nice lazy loungey morning on the boat – we watched most of the boats leave and got a pic of the dock almost empty.

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We gathered up our stuff and headed for the hot spring pools were we did face masks and had a wee photoshoot – fun.

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Then we walked the board walk back to the hot tubs (though I did manage to slip :() We had such a lovely leisurely soak and got extra clean, warm and relaxed.

This is the view from the baths 😀

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the bathhouse from the dock

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inside 🙂

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Back to the boat to finish chores – fill up with water and get ready to go – before we left Dar and I walked over to the cascade – on the way we saw a tiny helicopter land and we met a nice retired general surgeon named Bill who showed up around his nice house. We then went to the cascade and I jumped and fell again – ouch.

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The view from Bill’s place – a guy we met along the way

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this is a sweet tub set up!

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jumping in the rain 😀

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Back to the boat we learned that the tiny helicopter was on a solo mission around the globe – the pilot had started off in Moscow and was heading for California.

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We got ready to go after Mary learned that he was able to make his phone work – we untied and took off – we had a nice run up the coast with a few nice animal sightings – a sea otter waved his tail at Dar which was really cute. I got to text a bit with Cotty which was nice – he was on his way back from Port Hardy to Comox.

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We made it to Thatcher’s point and tried trolling I got to drive and found a really good spot every time we pulled up the line there was a fish on it – we caught 8 rock fish, 1 back bass, 1 smaller halibut, 1 ling cod and 2 king salmon – which is called the Alaskan trifecta – we had so many fish on board we were tossing off all the older fish and other fish we didn’t know what to do with. We saved some for crab bait. While Dar was reeling in the second King Salmon there was a hump back whale spouting off the bow of the boat!! crazy.

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After that we decided we had more than enough fish – we made our way through Peril Straight to False Island and we set the crab ring while we dealt with some of the fish. When I say we – I mean Mary 😉 the crab ring had two small crab which we thought was a good sign. We set the crab pots one with salmon and one with halibut. In the morning we plan to pull them – fingers crossed. We went around the tiny false island and tied up to a nice dock. We saw a deer on the shore and threw a rock fish for the eagles but they waited us out and I barely caught it on video grabbing the fish.

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We had baked King Salmon with garlic mashed cauliflower – sweet potato fries – and green salad from Mary’s garden.

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Then as we were winding down a boat came in and we met Steve from Seattle

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A stick with a face swam to the boat and came on board Mary told it to go away and it did – but it came on board again and so I asked Mary to tell it to go away again and she did

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and it ran away and we laughed really hard – it may have been the two vodkas – perhaps? We hung out a wee bit more and then went to bed what another incredible day! – WOW

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