Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Klag Bay, Chichagof Island, SE Alaska

Our second day has us travelling through more narrow channels, requiring a
sharp lookout. We're also paying close attention to the tides, which can be
huge, creating a good rip, and can make all the difference up here. John has
his sights set on Klag Bay.

If you've been reading the blog for a while, you know how John loves old junk. This bay was the site of a gold and silver mine from 1905 to 1930, so there is plenty of junk here for those that love to root around and explore. I could hardly complain...he did take me to the craft store in Sitka, and wait patiently for me to make my difficult decisions!! :O)

We arrived mid-day and spent the afternoon ashore, checking out the mine ruins. A cabin noted in our guidebook was no longer here, but we found other buildings, a mechanics shop, generators, tanks, slag heaps, rail system, and an entry to an old mine shaft.

As we enjoyed our hot chocolate in the cockpit after dinner, John spotted a brown bear and cub way up on the slopes of the mountain above. In the morning, we spotted another bear on the shore closer to the boat.


Anonymous said...

I can relate to Johns love for old things, any time we travel I look for the "old Junk". thanks for your blogs, We live vicariously through your travels& stories.
Glen & Betty
SV Volador

Naomi said...

Hey guys... Glad you're enjoying the blog!! If you can recommend other sites that we might like on our way South, please send us a note! Thanks!! Look forward to seeing you soon.

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