Back to Seward, a mad dash to the laundry and then to the supermarket, a refuel and we were off to Prince William Sound where the tourism almost disappeares and we were alone in anchorage after anchorage again.
Our first stop was Fox Farm Bay in the SW outside corner of Prince William Sound. This is yet another well protected anchorage; one often used by fishermen to hide from a storm.
From Fox Bay we travelled up Bainbridge passage. Bainbridge has a moderate tide with the flood running at up to 3 knots and the ebb a little less. We timed it so we could catch the flood which gave us an extra 2 knots until the passage widened. From there the tide was still ebbing bringing with it the occasional iceberg from Chenega and Tiger glaciers to the west.
We stopped at Otter Cove for the night and watched salmon jump, bald eagles hunt, and a small but fiesty otter fend its territory from Kate in her kayak.
DANGER: ANGRY OTTER
The next morning we slowly picked our way through the icebergs to Tiger glacier; passing Chenega glacier which was carving ice at a great rate.
We saw a small sailboat which had obviously visited the glacier sail confidently through the ice.
We had planned on anchoring east of tiger glacier but it was so cold we decided to try Whale Bay instead. The top of whale bay is excellent anchoring and it is surrounded by streams and grass.
Salmon were jumping everywhere and desperately trying to head into the streams which were running only lightly. It would have been so easy to walk into the stream and pick one up for dinner but we still have a freezer full. We kayaked around the head of the bay and up through a small lake which lead to another stream. All full of salmon. We had a harbor seal follow us everywhere; a monk's cap with eyes.