SOUNDS, STRAITS, CHANNELS AND NARROWS

Today has been a long day motoring.  It’s also been a day of calculating the tides and timing the passage down towards Sitka.  This morning we caught the tide down Hoonah Sound then Peril Strait, Sergius Channel, Kukul Narrows, Salisbury Sound, Neva Strait and finally Olga Strait. The engine was running for nine hours and … Continue reading SOUNDS, STRAITS, CHANNELS AND NARROWS

PRINCE RUPERT – THIRTY YEARS ON

I woke up this morning and it was still pouring with rain, damp and cold. No hurry this morning and no point in getting out of a warm bed so I rolled over for another hour kip. When making tea this morning I got a drip of water on the head, there is a small leak on … Continue reading PRINCE RUPERT – THIRTY YEARS ON

HUMAN CONTACT AGAIN

Curlew Bay proved to be a nice quiet anchorage and I had a good sleep.  A bit of a late start today, we are heading up to the village of Hartley Bay and it’s not far so no hurry.  The wind was very light from the south and we sailed under the jib slowly up … Continue reading HUMAN CONTACT AGAIN

OVERCAST, WET, COLD AND DAMP

A really grey and overcast morning and raining but nice and calm. We caught the tide through Jackson Narrows this morning and proceeded up Jacksons passage – sounds weird. The highlight of today was a call at the village of Klemtu.

BREAKFAST IN THE COCKPIT

I had breakfast in the cockpit at 7 this morning in shorts and brilliant sunshine. Then I went and retrieved the (empty) crab pot. But not discouraged, the bait had gone so I just need to place the bait better and should have some results next time. The forecast today was not good so only a short … Continue reading BREAKFAST IN THE COCKPIT

SPREADER REMOVAL DAY

Woke up this morning and it was warmer, did the breath test and only a bit of steam came out. Turned out to be a sunny and warm day, could have worn shorts but I was too busy to get changed. I turned out the lockers under the cockpit today and laid everything down in the … Continue reading SPREADER REMOVAL DAY

WET, WINDY AND OVERCAST

A wet windy and overcast day today. The sort of day when you never can get warm.  I sorted out a number of charts that the previous owner passed on to me, some are very old but interesting. Also did another rig inspection today as the port spreader is bothering me.  I was considering doing … Continue reading WET, WINDY AND OVERCAST