You've read the title, you get the picture. Our run south was gray and wet, but that's just the big picture. There were interesting moments along the route.
Petersburg Harbor bustled with activity as seiners and packers returned with holds full of salmon, and then set out again for the fishing grounds.
|Seiners filled these docks, but trollers and gillnetters were active too.|
Occasional small icebergs drifted past the docks, carried up and down the channel by the swift-moving current.
Wrangell Narrows is a crooked, doglegged waterway that is dotted with a maze of markers which indicate the navigable main channel and several side channels. Easy to transit in clear weather, it's a bit more challenging in heavy rain and/or fog. Our onboard navigation program and radar were much appreciated in August's changeable conditions.
|You don't want to travel on the wrong side of a marker.|
|The view forward.|
|The view aft.|
|The view on the radar screen... somewhat later.|
|Click on the photo for a better look at the net.|
Zarembo Island's streams ran fast and dumped muddy water and scads of debris into the bay. Here's one log chunk rushing past the dock - I hoped we didn't meet up with this one or any other as we traveled on.