All Aboard Sailing

Drifting through the Cactus Islands

August 4, 2017 – Another evening with interesting light because of┬áthe forest fires up north giving everything a pinkish hue. Light winds and glassy conditions made drifting through the many islands in New Channel stunningly beautiful. Several harbor seals with pups were resting in the kelp forests. Black oyster catchers getting settled and ready for bed. Bald eagles guarded their nest. A pink orb in the sky lit our way home.

Bald eagle

Bald eagle

Fall colors in August

Fall colors in early August

Harbor seal with pup

Harbor seal with pup peeking from behind

Pinkish hue over the islands

Pinkish hue over the islands

Sailing toward Flattop Island

Smooth sailing towards Flattop Island

Pinkish hue over the islands

Pinkish hue over the islands

Harbor seals

Harbor seals enjoying the sunshine

Sailing near Flattop Island

Sailing near Flattop Island

Harbor seal with pup

Harbor seal with pup nestled into the island coastline

Harbor seal with stunning backdrop

Harbor seal with stunning backdrop on Flattop Island

Pigeon Guillemots

Pigeon Guillemots

Bald eagle

Bald eagle with fall colors

Bald eagle on Flattop Island

Bald eagle on Flattop Island with fall colors

Gull calling

Gull calling

Harbor seal pup in the kelp

Harbor seal pup in the kelp

Bull kelp forest in New Channel

Bull kelp forest in New Channel

Glassy seas near Ripple Island

Glassy seas near Ripple Island

Bald eagle under nest

Bald eagle under nest

Cactus Islands Reflections

Cactus Islands Reflections

Harbor seal with pup in the kelp

Harbor seal with pup resting in the kelp

Cactus Islands Reflections

Cactus Islands Reflections

Black Oyster Catchers

Black Oyster Catchers settling in for bed

Harbor seal in the kelp

Harbor seal in the bull kelp

Setting sun

Setting sun over Spieden Island