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
When we arrived in Wrangell we knew we wanted to see Glaciers. But here’s the thing. Glaciers calve off pieces that are, essentially, icebergs. Remember Titanic. The other reason we chartered a jet boat was Dry Strait. Dry Strait is an apt term as this is very shallow area at the mouth of the Stikine River where silt collects. That strait dries out at low … Continue reading LeConte Glacier
One of the best things about our trip has been the food. I’m proud that I’ve been able to provide great food that we’ve enjoyed so much. It’s that phenomenon where everything just tastes better when you’re out camping or boat. Or I’m trying… Things we learned during the trip: Cheese: Bring lots of it, seal it and keep in the frig. I froze the … Continue reading Food Discoveries
We have now arrived in Wrangell, AK to re-provision. We figured this is a good time to take a few minutes to assess the good, bad and ugly of the trip so far. THE GOOD: The Food: Has been great. Moderation in all things. One thing about being out in the middle of no place is that there is no temptation to go out to … Continue reading After 40 days and 40 nights; What worked? What Didn’t?
Not every day is sunshine and fair winds off your stern quarter. The morning we left Pruth Bay on Calvert Island it started out just fine. Systems were good. There had been some rain overnight, but the day looked like it was going to continue the May run of “I can’t believe how nice the weather has been.” The plan for the day was to … Continue reading The Day The Engine Died
So, we found a butcher today. It’s very nice to find a butcher way out here….that will freeze for you and package things just the way you like. Here’s a look at Rupert Meats. Follow this link https://sway.com/sBL2seHm8gL1p7fM?ref=Link Continue reading Where to Meat