Monday was a nice nice for a cruise as a weather front moved in. We went out with the Sitka Conservation Society for their salmon cruise. We went to Redoubt Falls to watch the salmon jump the falls into the lake and took a ranger on board for a lecture but the salmon were the least of our joys. We saw sea stars, which last year suffered from a wasting disease, They are making a come back. There were jelly fish, harbor seals, sea lions playing around a buoy, sea otters, three bears, a mama and two cubs on the weir looking for dinner and a puffin tucked in among the other sea birds.
And then there was a calm sea and amazing light as the front moved in. Living here is a joy.