Sea Jay Goes North 2011

Sea Jay Goes North  2011
Dawes Glacier Endicott Arm Alaska

Monday, July 19, 2010

Cheryl left on July 13 to go back to Seattle and Jim stayed with the boat in Prince Rupert.

The Seadoo got a new heart and is now ready for action. Next day a giant Cruise ship arrived and docked next to us like it was no big deal. I called about bear tours and met Arthur Jeffrey a native who runs a Grizzly Bear tour service in a big very fast 28 foot inflatable. Later I booked two seats for a wonderful 90 mile ride with Arthur his son and two nephews to see the Grizzly Bears in Khutzeymateen Inlet the day after Cheryl got back. This is a BC park and Bear santurary and we did see a big one up close and personal. You will see in the photos of what a Griz does when he catches your scent. He was in tall grass having lunch then looked at us put his nose in the air and got our scent and then preceded to back us into the water.... he was a full meal deal. Very big and not so cute up close. Earlier this week I went out on my own and got three nice crab but later that afternoon Arthur came by the boat and we took the F16 about 5 miles up the inlet to his secret crabbing grounds. When he pulled his crab pot we got 15 large crab and sent me back to the boat with 6 giant Dungeness crab. They are now residing in the crab hotel.
All in all Prince Rupert is an interesting place with much potential for exploring, fishing, crabbing and has some very good restaurants. The locals are generally very friendly and helpful. Tomorrow we start our journey south.

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