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Christmas Cruise 2011: Seattle to Effingham Bay, Barkley Sound

We first planned a Christmas cruise to Barkley Sound in the fall of 2003. That November,
however, we attended a presentation by Cliff
Mass on

the difficulties …

Fall 2011 Travel Log

We’ve just arrived in Barkley
Sound for a Christmas tour, so we’ll be updating the live
travel map to show the current trip.

Our fall travel log is below, or you can display it on a map
view.

12/09/11: Canal Boat Yard

It’s 32F…

Where are we?

On our Prince William
Sound trip this summer, we started keeping a live, map-based travel log. We posted
updates several times a day during the offshore run there and bac…

Cruising Prince William Sound

Last week we gave a presentation on our
trip to Prince William Soundto
the Seattle Sail and Power Squadron.
They meet on the third floor of the Queen City
Yacht Club, with a wonderful view …

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

View live updates at Bing
Maps or Google Maps

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