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Heavy Weather Preparation

We keep our boat ready to sail at all times, with drawers
all latched and loose items stowed. When we're heading out for the weekend, we just
need to start the engines and go. Before w…

Gulf of Alaska Weather

One of the reasons we made the offshore run from Seattle to Prince William Sound was
to gain experience. A gale in the Gulf of Alaska wasn't exactly the sort of experience
we were hopi…

Back South of 48

We've spent the last few days lazing in the the sun in the San Juan Islands after
returning from Prince
William Sound. Yesterday we anchored in Reid Harbor on Stuart Island. Jose Sousa…

Granite Mine Ruins, Prince William Sound

In the early 1900s, nearly 25,000 ounces of gold were extracted from Granite Mine,
making it one of the more productive in Prince William Sound. From our anchorage in
Bettles Bay (Bing/Goog…

Disk Cove, Prince William Sound

Disk Cove (Bing/Google map)
is a sheltered, nearly landlocked cove with mountains all around.

We were out in the dinghy soon after we'd anchore…

Arrived in Prince William Sound

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We arrived last night in Prince
William Sound after seven days at sea. We had a c…

En Route to Prince William Sound

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We are en route to Prince
William Sound, returning at the end of August. Earlier …

Trouble at Teakerne

Teakerne Arm
Marine Park is a popular summer destination in the Desolation Sound area (map).
The main attractions are Cassel Lake and the waterfall draining it that spills over

Poulsbo’s Third of July Independence Celebration

We've never seen so many boats in Liberty
Bay. Easily a thousand vessels filled the anchorage, by some counts two or three
thousand. This was our first time attending Poulsbo's

Cruising Southeast Alaska: John Hopkins and Reid Inlets

After a day at Margerie
Glacier, we returned down Tarr Inlet to overnight at Reid Inlet. The anchorage
there is close to where Tarr and John Hopkins Inlets join Glacier Bay, and is convenie…