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 makeContinue 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.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 destinationContinue reading “Keku Strait to Baranof Island.”

Kake to Lord’s Pocket, Keku Islands

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 dieselContinue reading “Kake to Lord’s Pocket, Keku Islands”

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 aContinue reading “Frederick Sound and Dall Porpoises”

After 40 days and 40 nights; What worked? What Didn’t?

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 placeContinue reading “After 40 days and 40 nights; What worked? What Didn’t?”

Pita Bread….but on a boat!

Fact 1: My husband and I are traveling to Alaska and back over 4-5 months. We have been blessed with retirement and are taking a trip of a lifetime (I hope the first of many). We also live-aboard our Passport 40 sailboat now for that last 1.5 years. It changes your perspective. Fact 2: IContinue reading “Pita Bread….but on a boat!”