|View into the secluded back bay of Elfin Cove|
Located on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, just on the outside of Alaska's famous Inside Passage is the tiny fishing village of Elfin Cove. The inhabitants of this village, which can number in the single digits in the heart of winter, are cheerful and welcoming for visitors during the summer. Some small adventure cruise ships stop in to admire the boardwalks connecting the buildings around the secluded back bay of Elfin Cove, and to let their passengers try and find all of the small elfin and gnome statues that dot the trails through town. This is actually where the town got its name many years ago.
|A boat dog awaits the return of its family|
This past week I took 20 of our passengers in to explore this boardwalk village and it did not disappoint. A slight rain was falling leaving the rain forest surrounding the town riddled with droplets. The wooden boardwalks took on a wet sheen and clouds rolled away overhead as the sun tried to peek through.
|Boardwalks of Elfin Cove|
It is quintessential Alaska at its best.