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
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!
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
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
So we’ve cruised to Alaska. Seen amazing sites. Glaciers, whales, dolphins, bears, mountains, America’s Fjords in both BC and Alaska. And yet, we’ve really only scratched the surface. We had the odd mechanical issues. Overcame those. And a floatplane dropped us back on the boat after a week in the lower 48 at a family campout in Idaho. (For details on the Summer of Indy, … Continue reading Time to Head South
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…
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!
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.
One on the things that Dan and I like about boating is finding that snug and cozy anchorage that you can hang out in and explore for a couple days. We found our first great anchorage near Kake in the Keku Islands. We were heading west from Petersburg and needed to fill up with diesel so decided to stop in at Kake. They lost their … Continue reading Kake to Lord’s Pocket, Keku Islands
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