Close encounters with a shore cruising Humpback Whale encouraged us to take a paddle. With temps in the high teens, no wind and bright sun the day was crisp. The water was beautiful. We dug the kayaks out and headed toward Tonsina Creek. My first encounter was with a shy sea otter who was munching a crab. By the time I got my camera out he was gone.With poggies and layered clothing we were warm and comfortable. The eagles that soared above and the seal that swam near me also appeared comfortable. It was a stunning day.
The Humpback didn’t appear but it didn’t matter. We paddled yesterday and will ski today. It's an incredible time of year and we're enjoying it.