The replacement windlass motor arrived, and Venture crossed the Gulf of Alaska. After 55 hours and 560 nautical miles, we dropped anchor in Sukoi Bay, in southeast Alaska. A mother bear and cub strolled along the shoreline, occasionally stopping to munch on grass. I stood in the cockpit watching them and saw an eagle dive into the water, pouncing on a fish. The eagle had apparently miscalculated, disappearing completely beneath the surface. It reappeared with empty talons, rested for a while, then swam toward the shore, using its wings to do a crude breast stroke. On the beach, it perched on a half-submerged branch, looking bedraggled. The eagle's mate flew cover overhead, calling the whole time as if to say, "I can't believe you did that!"