RUDDER FIXED

It’s been a full-on sort of day and I feel tired at the end of it – but importantly ‘we got the job done’.  The rudder is good. At midday Truce was lifted out the water and half an hour later I had the rudder unshipped and hung off.  The bottom bushing was worn and … Continue reading RUDDER FIXED

LINGERING IN WRANGELL

This morning I decided to stay a couple of extra days in Wrangell.  It’s a friendly little place so it’s no chore to linger a while longer.  I also want to get a couple of stainless bits made up for the boat for an autopilot modification I want to try out.  The handy engineer guy … Continue reading LINGERING IN WRANGELL

PETROGLYPH HUNTING

I had an easy day today and went exploring.  It was pretty quiet, its Sunday after all.  There are a lot of churches here, ten in total I think. This morning I had planned to stock up on some provisions and fresh food.  However, the grocery stores are shut on Sunday in Wrangell.  Never mind … Continue reading PETROGLYPH HUNTING

TRUCE ANTIFOUL COMPLETE

Another early start and full day in the shipyard.  The body was a bit stiff this morning and it took a while to up to full speed.   Wonderful weather for painting, nice cloud cover, not too hot and no rain.  By four this afternoon the antifouling was complete, just the patches to touch up when … Continue reading TRUCE ANTIFOUL COMPLETE

TRUCE, HAULED OUT

The rain woke me up at five this morning, it was pouring cats and dogs.  So funny there is a water shortage in Wrangell. I took Truce around to the travel lift and got hauled out.  The hull fouling was pretty surprising, lots of crustaceans stuck limpet style to the hull.  Apparently the spat for … Continue reading TRUCE, HAULED OUT

MAINTAINANCE DAY IN WRANGELL

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 … Continue reading MAINTAINANCE DAY IN WRANGELL

SPECTACULAR WRANGELL NARROWS

A four thirty start this morning to transit Wrangell Narrows.  As I cast off from Petersburg it was wet, raining, overcast and misty.  The morning has a nice feel to it, very tranquil and the smell of wood smoke from fires on the shore carried across the water.  The rain, mist and cloud lasted all … Continue reading SPECTACULAR WRANGELL NARROWS

ARRIVED PETERSBURG

My third night at Portage Bay was peaceful, the wind died down late last night and I was able to get a good night’s sleep.  The sun tried to break through the clouds today but didn’t succeed.  I could detect a bit of warmth and my solar panel registered a one-amp charge briefly.  It’s no … Continue reading ARRIVED PETERSBURG

GOODBYE STEPHENS PASSAGE

Entrance Island proved to be a perfectly protected little cove, no wind or sea came in, I had a relaxing night and a chat with my neighbours from the American yacht.  This morning I sailed at four to catch the tide down the remainder of Stephens Passage and into Frederick Sound.  There was a small … Continue reading GOODBYE STEPHENS PASSAGE