Oh, Sweet September. Here at Blind Channel, we kicked off this spectacular month with a Blind Wine tasting, the first of it’s kind here, but certainly not the last. The busy evening featured wines from around the world including three delicious whites and three tasty reds.
Just as the Marina would typically begin to slow down for the season this place was jam-packed full! All of that action was thanks to the Cruising Club of America, who all showed up to celebrate simply being here and together. We would like to extend our thanks to them for keeping the season, both at the docks and in the restaurant hopping through a typically quiet time.
But even after the docks began slowly to empty the season carried on well into September this year thanks to busy cabin reservations. While individuals joined us by private boat, floatplane and water-taxi we also played host yet again to both Beyond the Road Adventures and Misty Isles. Both groups enjoyed the comfort of the cabins and the delicacies offered up at the restaurant while Beyond the Road’s group joined us for two days of tours as well.
Throughout September tours kept us busy as our boats travelled near and far. Trips took us up north to Hanson Island where we were lucky enough to spot humpback whales feeding amongst hungry sea-lions as well as numerous resident orca pods. On other occasions, we headed south to enjoy the turbulent waters around Stuart Island and all the marine life that is attracted by the fast flowing currents. September is one of the absolute best months for wildlife spotting and this year was one of the best as bears turned rocks on the shore, dolphins joyfully joined our wake, Dall's porpoises could be spotted in staggering numbers, while orcas and humpbacks whales roamed these wild channels.
That’s all for September in print folks, the pictures can say the rest.