Endless Song, Due…aka, Dewey

Well, it’s been an eventful winter. First up, we sold Terrace House. It went on the market on Thursday February 28th, and a lovely young couple made a no inspection, no contingencies, all cash offer way over the asking price that evening. Friday morning, March 1, we said, “Yes please.” Then it was the rush to get all the last bits of our furniture out … Continue reading Endless Song, Due…aka, Dewey

That was some trip to Alaska!

Sorry there’s been such a long pause in postings. That’s what happens when you “get back to the real world” I guess. In any case we wanted to take a moment to pause and remember what a great trip we had this summer to Alaska.  We retired and left on May first….and didn’t get back until mid-September. So, how to summarize.  We’ll…there’s too much.  So … Continue reading That was some trip to Alaska!

Wallace Island : Back in range of your friends

One of the great things about getting South of Desolation Sound and back into the Canadian Gulf Islands is that you are now back in the near summer cruising grounds for boaters from Seattle and elsewhere in Western Washington. In other words, you may run into your friends. David and Lang are the nice folks who also live aboard on the D dock down in … Continue reading Wallace Island : Back in range of your friends

Selling a boat in the middle of nowhere

So, what do you do when someone wants to buy your boat and you are a million miles away? Ok, not a million really… but in the wilderness of Northern BC. In the immortal words of Douglas Adams: Don’t Panic. We’re not talking about our current home; Endless Song, but about Marie; our 1981 Hinterloeller Niagara 35. Marie has been on the sales dock at … Continue reading Selling a boat in the middle of nowhere

Hey, why is the transmission making funny noises…

Tick, tick, tick is the last sound you want to hear from your transmission when you are somewhere deep in Southeast Alaska….80 miles from anywhere. As they say, it’s a boat…and eventually some thing’s going to wear out. Since this is a 33 year old boat, that is even more likely.   And just to make sure we’re prepared we have all kinds of spares; bilge … Continue reading Hey, why is the transmission making funny noises…

Warm Springs Bay to Ell Cove, plus whale day!

Our next anchorage is to be Ell Cove just 10 miles north of the Warm Springs Bay.  We are feeling pretty good at this point since we are liking the anchorages Baranof Island has offered so far.  Dan wants to take a look at Kasnyku Falls in Waterfall  Cove. Our first glimpse of the waterfalls. Endless Song swings back Waterfall Cove before getting to our … Continue reading Warm Springs Bay to Ell Cove, plus whale day!

Keku Strait to Baranof Island.

Heading northwest out of Keku Strait we see this beautiful view of the east side of Baranof Island, about 40 miles away. We spent a good portion of the day motoring toward the island through Frederick Sound and then Chatham Strait.  We had a fairly nice day…it didn’t rain and was mild. Our first destination was to be Warm Springs Bay.  Upon entering this large … Continue reading Keku Strait to Baranof Island.

Frederick Sound and Dall Porpoises

We left Petersburg early to start our trip towards Sitka.  Once you leave the Petersburg harbor heading north, you leave the Wrangell Narrows and enter Frederick Sound.  That morning the water was glassy so you could see the water well and the mountains were all out.  Very pretty if a little grey. It was a relaxing morning.  No wind or current to deal with so … Continue reading Frederick Sound and Dall Porpoises