DRINKING RUM WITH OLD FRIENDS

The rain from yesterday evening continued overnight, finally giving way to some sunshine mid-morning.  I spent a few minutes bailing out the pig before we could go ashore – amazing how much water collected overnight. By ten I had visited the customs and port office to clear out from the Vava’u group.  The tonnage dues … Continue reading DRINKING RUM WITH OLD FRIENDS

TRAMPING IN THE WOODS

This morning I did the Sunday ritual of checks and cleaning.  I also finally got around to clipping and securing the cables for the AIS that had been outstanding for so long.  One of my opening windows (Port) has been leaking slightly since I last had a go at fixing it, this morning I did … Continue reading TRAMPING IN THE WOODS

CROSSING CHATHAM STRAIT

This evening we are anchored in Reb Bluff Bay on Baranof Island.  The cruising guide describes this bay as a spectacular location – it is!  The bay is surrounded by high snow-capped mountains with cascades falling down the steep sides for hundreds of meters.  This is a room with a view. This morning we pulled … Continue reading CROSSING CHATHAM STRAIT

PIT STOP IN KAKE

Alaska turned on the heater today, a beautiful warm, sunny and clear day.  After a peaceful night is Steadman Cove we started late and motored up to Kake with the tide on flat calm water.  After seeing no other boats yesterday suddenly they were everywhere.  At one stage I had ten showing on the AIS. … Continue reading PIT STOP IN KAKE