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July 30 – A Few Photos

While breakfasting at a local waffle shop, I am taking advantage of its WiFi to upload a few photos of the trip since Petersburg. The whale photos are courtesy of Dorothy Nagle.  I never seem to have our camera out and telephoto attached when th…

July 27 – Juneau

The Internet connection here is very poor so no pictures at this time. We arrived late this morning in Auke Bay, about 7 miles NW of Juneau proper.  The marinas near downtown Juneau have very little transient moorage and the docking is very tight…

July 23-24 – A Tale of Two Cities; Wrangell to Petersburg

We left Wrangell (photo right) in the steady rain at 8 AM in order to arrive at Wrangell Narrows at the appropriate time to transit the narrow 20 mile route to Petersburg. We got there a bit early on account of favorable currents which meant we had to…

July 21 – Anan Bay & Wrangell

A busy day today. While not as early a start as yesterday, we still managed to take our dinghy out at 5 AM and pull a crab pot we left soaking all night that contained one keeper crab and then get going from Santa Anna Inlet by 6 AM. We had about 15 mi…

July 20 – Santa Anna Inlet

In order to beat the typical afternoon winds, we left Ketchikan bright and early at 4:15 AM. While it can be a challenge to get yourself moving that early, the payback is usually calm seas and lovely early light. Our goal for today was Santa Anna Inle…

July 17-18 – A Weekend in Naha Bay

To give Dave Nagle’s brother and sister-in-law a brief taste of Alaska cruising, we did a short 20 mile trip from Ketchikan to Naha Bay. There is a public dock there and trails that go to some upland lakes. The dock is a bit small so Dave went in fi…

July 14 – MV David Ellis

Our friends Dorothy and Dave Nagle on board their vessel the David Ellis arrived in Ketchikan today around 3:30 PM. We monitored the radio so knew which slip they were coming in to and were there to catch their lines. We kidded them about having a fl…