Today we set off with Scott for a day of touring the harbour and the le Conte Glacier. Scott has a custom aluminum boat with twin Yamaha 250’s and a hydraulic ramp allowing you to step off.
On the way out of the harbour, we passed seals sunning themselves on a channel buoy.
We stopped in a small bay where years ago there was a trappers cabin. This area is now all wildlife reserve area and so no building is allowed. The government apparently intends to let this one decay and fall down.
It would be hard to imagine what more damage could be done to this cabin.
Petersburg is essentially a fish processing town with three large processing plants. One of the prime reasons for the existence of Petersburg was the availability of ice to preserve the fish so fresh fish could be delivered to San Francisco. In the late 1800’s the fish commanded quite a premium price.
The bays had lots of icebergs and Scott pointed out the reasons for the various colouration differences in the bergs.
Some of them land onshore where they run aground only to melt away.
And here we are at the world famous Le Conte Glacier
To top off the day, I saw a Varied Thrush – google that one, it is a beauty. I was really hoping we would see it on the trip. I can go home now. 🙂This entry was posted in Uncategorized