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Baranof Warm Springs

After a fun time of King Salmon fishing, Idyll Time and Ptarmigan head south on Chatham Strait  to Takatz anchorage on Baranof Island. Chatham Strait is again calm and we have another amazing day in Alaska. After anchoring in this beautiful wilderness, we put down the kayaks.  It’s high tide so we are able to paddle up […]

King Salmon

It is another beautiful sunny day out on the water as we head north on Chatham Strait.  We certainly can’t complain about the SE Alaska weather this year!! The King Salmon season just opened on the inside waters  for recreational boats.  Two of our Krogen friends have reported good success in catching these greatly desired fish so we […]

The Bears of Takatz

Takatz is one of Alaska’s  Iconic anchorages and is high on our list of favorites.  After weighing anchor in Chapin Cove we plot our course to this popular spot.  Frederick Sound is calm today but rounding Point Gardner and entering Chatham Strait we find the strong north wind is funneling down the channel.   The seas at this intersection  can […]

Sandborn Canal

Today we cross Frederick Sound and enter the extensive bay of Port Houghton.  Karen and Greg on Spirit Journey are traveling with us.   Our destination is Sandborn  Canal.   Gale force winds and rain are in the forecast for the next few days and this should be a great place to ride out the storm.  We travel up the Canal […]

Looking for Hailbut

We have several enjoyable days at anchor in Cannery Cove. The sun came out and the mountain views are spectacular. The crabbing was great and we were able to get our limit each day. Our leaking water pump was easily fixed by adding a gasket. For some reason the old pump didn’t have one so […]

Cannery Cove

It is another typical Alaskan day with overcast skies and 50 degree temperatures as we exit our stall in the North Harbor and work our way out into Wrangell Narrows.  Our first stop is the Petro Marine fuel dock to top off the tanks.  While down in the engine room, Jeff discovers  a small water leak on the […]

Catching Crabs

After being in Petersburg for almost a week, it’s time to head out to two of our favorite anchorages for some piece and quiet. It is a grey cloudy day out in the narrows.   A quick look at the sea buoy  in Frederick Sound is always a must.  The sea lions are all lazily lounging around on this […]

Little Norway Festival 2023

 Petersburg, Alaska is known as Little Norway. The town was settled by Norwegian Peter Buschmann in 1897 and still retains it’s Norwegian heritage. The Little Norway Festival celebrates Syttenede Mai, the signing of Norways constitution on May 17th, 1814. This four day event is Petersburgs biggest festival of the year. The town’s Main Street is […]

Ketchikan to Petersburg

We depart Ketchikan with a some light rain and low hanging clouds.  Visibility is still good as we work our way out Tongass Narrows to Clarence Strait.  Our AIS picks up a Cruise Ship heading into Ketchikan but  is obscured by fog as we pass port to port. We find Clarence Strait calm today as we continue north […]


It’s been five years since we last visited Ketchikan.  With some high winds coming for the next few days, it’s a good place to spend some time.  The Harbor does not take reservations and was full several days ago when we called.  All of the fishing boats were in port waiting on a fishing opening.  With this beautiful weather, […]