This morning Ngozi departed Truce on her way back to New Zealand. The Harbourmaster at Hoonah very generously gave her a lift up to the airport. I am now alone again and have missed having company today. And no, it’s not just to have help with the cooking and cleaning! The voyage from Canoe Cove … Continue reading HEADING SOUTH TO VICTORIA
This morning opened wet and misty, a constant wet drizzle and visibility reduced to about half a mile. I decided to take a side trip up Dundas Sound to the West Arm where there should be a good anchorage and some great views of the mountains beyond. After a short motor in calm conditions I … Continue reading SIDE TRIP TO NOWHERE
Mark popped on board this morning with a present of four thick King Salmon steaks bagged in ice. Fresh wild Salmon is a real delight, no comparison to the stuff from the supermarket. It rained all night but cleared up in the morning. I sailed at eleven across Cross Strait to Fern Harbour. The harbour … Continue reading VIEW OF BRADY GLACIER
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
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
I woke up this morning not feeling too chipper. A blinding headache and lethargy. I had a cup of tea and lay down on the salon settee and slept for another two hours. Last night I cooked up a concoction of pasta, pizza topping and salami (sounds awful but tastes quite good). The salami was … Continue reading PULLED A SICKIE TODAY.
Up bright and early today to beat the forecast gale. Beautiful daybreak and flat calm in Gillespie Channel, the water was like glass. Up bright and early today to beat the forecast gale. Beautiful daybreak and flat calm in Gillespie Channel, the water was like glass. Getting out through the narrows was very exciting with … Continue reading A LONG DAY AND SLOW SAIL
I had a mosquito for company last night, a large one who proved very elusive. To escape his periodic fly pasts and high pitched buzzing I had an early start. It was very quiet in the morning on departure from Scottie Bay and I motored for three hours before we got a breeze for the … Continue reading DESOLATION SOUND ARRIVAL