14 June 2012 | Wrangell, Alaska
Debra/ Cloudy and calm
We have been in Wrangell since Tuesday night. We were going to try and leave this morning at 6 a.m. to catch the favorable currents in Wrangell Narrows to get to Petersburg but Marty's cold is still bad so staying here another day. We are in the new Heritage Harbor in Wrangell which is very nice. The grocery checker at IGA was complaining though that the city spent a bunch of money on Heritage while neglecting the main harbor "that the rest of us have to live in".
It is a mile walk to downtown, and the main street in downtown is torn up for reconstruction. I took a trip yesterday and bought some garnets from the kids selling them on the city dock. The Wilderness Explorer was in town so the tourist shops were open. I bought two watercolor sketches that were painted on Marine Charts of Behm Canal and Resurrection Bay.
We did stay in Meyers Chuck on our way here, the State float had room so we tied up there, anchoring would have been easy though if not. Guy across from us ran his generator all night so maybe we should have anchored!