ARRIVED NEW ZEALAND

The wind overnight was not as strong as forecast so in was a little slower than anticipated, I really wanted to make some miles and reduce the time in the strong winds closer to the Bay of Islands.  It turned out fine the wind picked up in the morning and I had a good thirty … Continue reading ARRIVED NEW ZEALAND

LAST DAY IN WRANGELL

Today I walked up to the Ranger Station and obtained a permit to enter Anan wildlife observatory.  All very formal.  Then I went down to the hardware store to get a can of bear (deterrent) spray, its expensive stuff and I almost didn’t buy it – but then I thought, what if?  The spray only … Continue reading LAST DAY IN WRANGELL

STEPHENS PASSAGE AND AUTO PILOT FIX

The anchorage at Auke Bay turned out to be quiet and peaceful once the party goers had left the beach.  No early start needed this morning as I was waiting for the tide to turn at nine.  I did some baking and read the pilot book to pass the time.  The day started calm and … Continue reading STEPHENS PASSAGE AND AUTO PILOT FIX