Posted by: Ann | August 23, 2022

August 23, Rounding Cape Caution

Fury Cove to Skull Cove

Red-throated Loon

Tuesday, Foggy all day except for 15 minutes at 5pm

  • 6:30am Weight Anchor. Saw a whale just outside the Cove, then nothing else until we approached Fury Cove. Visibility less than 1/3 mile; barely saw one of the NW Adventures flotilla boats just before they made radio contact to ensure we understood who was passing where, but Jon saw them all on radar except for one nutty fishing boat that went racing past.
  • 9:30. Chart indicates we are passing Cape Caution. Can’t see a thing.
  • 11:40 Greeted by Red-throated loons as we anchor in Skull Cove in exact same spot as last time. One other boat in the other same anchoring spot.

I had fun using my birding app iBird to confirm my bird ID’s. I played the calls of the loon and pigeon guillimot and both birds responded by coming closer. I also confirmed that the quack/honk call that I’ve heard in several anchorages is ALSO the red-throated loon. They seem a bit comical as they go through phases of making the most baleful cry.

Wildlife totals today

  • Whale- 1
  • Red-throated loon- 6
  • Belted Kingfisher- 1
  • Stellers Jay (audible)- 1
  • Pigeon Guillemot-1
  • Harbor Seal-1
  • Great Blue Heron-2

Spent the afternoon painting with a limited palette. Chicken soft tacos for dinner.


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