We left our private cove and headed north again at 8:00 to catch the northbound current. It was a bit nice to sleep in a bit but I was anxious to get going as always. The scenery was gorgeous and it felt much more like the wilderness. On the way out we had porpoise playing on the bow wave as an omen for things to come. Later in the day we were treated to some playful whales jump and spinning for us.
That was a magical moment. I have seen many whales while boating but to snap one out of the water is rare.
This was our morning greeting party. I tried to get them riding our bow wake but I was a bit afraid to hang out so far over the prow. I'll use the go-pro on a stick next time.
The drive up Johnstone Passage was just spectacular. I am running out of adjectives.
And again the techie stuff:
Time: 11 h 10 m ( 07:50 to 19:01 ) Distance: 90.51 nm
Fuel: 19.47 Gallons Fuel Rate: 1.74 GPH Fuel Economy: 4.65 NM/G
Avg Speed: 8.43 kn Max Speed: 12.69 kn
Engine Runtime Start: 2581.25 Hours Runtime End: 2603.20 Hours Fuel: 19.47 Gallons Fuel Rate: 1.74 GPH Fuel Rate Max: 21.74 GPH Avg RPM: 1291.97 Max RPM: 2381.00 Avg Oil Pressure: 52.77 Low Oil Pressure: 31.91 Avg Temperature: 186.98 Max Temperature: 201.20