Anchoring in Meyer's Chuck
15 July 2022 | Meyer's Chuck, Alaska
Leaving Dora Bay, we were headed to Meyer's Chuck when we started seeing wildlife: maybe 20 eagles following and hunting numerous fish balls near shore. Marbled murrelets in pairs were diving for fingerlings. Pacific loons in pairs were diving for larger bait fish. There were Dall
Porpoises and Harbor porpoises in the area with so many fish. Then around the corner we spotted 3 humpback whales that were working together to trap fish balls against the shore, using their huge pectoral fins to slap the water surface undoubtedly sending the fish into a tizzy. When we
arrived in Meyer's Chuck in the afternoon, it was lightly sprinkling. We rowed to shore, and went for a walk ultimately to a beach, but passing cabins of various sizes. The one Art Gallery we had enjoyed and bought art from was no longer in business. There were no other stores, cafe's, or
places to explore. We did see a family lumber operation where they had equipment to float blow downs to their skid and band saw. Many boards of various sizes were piled up to satisfy customer orders: 8x8s, 2x12s, 2x8s. Beautiful workmanship on display! Normally we might place an order
for cinnamon rolls for delivery to our boat in the morning. But we will be getting up early (5:00am) to weigh anchor and head for Foggy Bay about 60 miles away. The weather on Saturday and Sunday is predicted to be light and variable winds. So we will be headed back to Canada and
Prince Rupert and hopefully better weather.