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August 1 – 5 – Glacier Bay

To say we had a wonderful time in Glacier Bay is an understatement.  Bookend between a bit of clouds and wind at the start of the trip and mist and fog and the end of the trip were three absolutely gorgeous days. Glacier Bay is quite deep, proba…

July 31 – Swanson Harbor

We left yesterday, July 30, for Glacier Bay National Park.  We have a six day permit for entry on August 1.  As an intermediate spot between Juneau and Glacier Bay we went to Swanson Harbor. The state of Alaska has two floats in Swanson Bay a…

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…