Sea Jay Goes North 2011

Sea Jay Goes North  2011
Dawes Glacier Endicott Arm Alaska

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Shearwater to Ocean Falls

Ocean Falls Marina Club House
Husky Float Plane

Any more crab bait?
Dinner on the dock
Had a great thick crust pizza dinner at the Shearwater pub and caught up on e mail anchored in the bay.

Worked our way through Gun Boat Passage to Ocean Falls and were delighted to see that the docks have been rebuilt like new. Set the prawn pots and crab pots and had a great halibut dinner that Cheryl fixed using a new recipe from Jackie.

Today we were taken to the local general store owned by Gwen Swan in her jeep. Got a killer Ocean Falls hoody sweat shirt and some other neat stuff then Gwen gave us a one hour guided tour of Ocean Falls and Martin Valley. Gwen has lived here all her life and it was a very interesting tour . She even took us up  to the Dam and we watched workers work on the face of the dam then drove even farther up a steep gravel road to see Link Lake that was man made by diverting water into the valley and building the dam for hydro electric power for the pulp and paper mill. Population topped out a 5000 and now is 35 year round and about 100 in the summer.  Yesterday a small Husky float plan flew in under a 200 foot ceiling and landed here. I had a chat with the pilot and he is doing a trip from California in the Husky float plane. He made dinner on the dock and even has a shot gun mounted on the struts for bear when he is camping on a lake.

What a cool thing to do but I would not like to solitude of camping alone with the bears.

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