As mid-January roars towards us, we've had a few small snowfalls, but the temperature has come up into the upper 30's and we have rain in the forecast for the next week. We are up to about 14 inches of snow for the winter and wonder if we're going to get any significant snow this winter.....this is the mildest and wettest winter we've experienced here in the last ten years.
Feral scanning for turkey parts.
Vigilance is rewarded!
We did have a break in the rain last week and took the kayaks out for a paddle around the bay.
The water is incredibly clear in the winter!
Not a lot of snow this year....
Too late to make this one firewood.
Schooner Cove, one of the small bights in the bay was frozen over. There is a shallow area at the head of the bay where the old sailing schooners used to careen (let the boats go dry on an outgoing tide so they could work on the hull). (Jen thought careening was going too fast around a corner!)
This Sitka blacktail watched us as we tried to get in the cove.
Baranof Falls is visible on the far shore on the right side of the photo.
Paddling out of Schooner Cove.