Wonderful, it stopped raining – just a light drizzle now and again. Slowly the damp from the last few days is drying up.
John, Jennifer and Hillary came over this morning with some fresh date and walnut muffins which we had with tea and coffee – very nice. Whilst I had extra hands around I volunteered them to help me turn the boat around. I am now facing outward for an easy exit tomorrow.
Last chores today before heading off to Ketchikan, topped up the fresh water tanks, did the library visit to get WiFi (so slow), Safeway’s for groceries and chandler for some rope and essential boat things.
I also called ahead to US Customs in Ketchikan to give them all details required for pre arrival. Apparently I need a different visa if entering on a pleasure boat, the regular tourist visa is not good enough. I asked why it was not publicised and the customs guy indicated that a lot of people were unaware. Oh well I will plead innocence and act dumb as usual – it comes easy.
The evening was spent on a neighbouring boat which I last saw at the Bella Bella fuel dock. They are also headed for USA tomorrow and we had a drop of red wine. The wind blew during the night, not hard just from a funny angle and it pissed down with rain again.
The forecast for tomorrow is for winds from the south, just what we need. Let’s hope they arrive in force to speed us into the USA.
Logged 28th May 2016