Last night I sampled the night life of Wrangell. Friendly people and extreme casual dress code. I was intent on Pizza but the topping options were too difficult so I opted for Halibut and chips instead, a good choice.
This morning the newscaster on the local radio forecast a ninety percent of rain. A pretty sure bet really and its rained on and off all day. Not a glimpse of sun today, its now nine days since I have seen the sun. The weather systems are just not moving at the moment, low over the Gulf of Alaska is just stuck.
Today I caught up with some maintenance, changed the oil and fuel filters on the engine and refilled Yanmar with fresh oil. I had to bleed the fuel system on the engine after changing the filter, something I don’t like doing, the bleed screws are so delicate and easy to break.
Tomorrow Truce will be lifted onto the hard for a wash down and antifoul. The travel lift was broken but the guys fixed it today. We are all ready, this afternoon I hired a pressure washer for the wash down. After a week of rain, I need a break in the weather for the antifouling painting.
The Bear Fest starts in Wrangell today. I went into town to see what was happening – nothing. Maybe this evening there will be some action. They have a chef flying up from Seattle to demonstrate how to cook salmon. I hope it’s not another version of the deep fat fryer that everything seems to be subjected to in Alaska.