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Arrived in Alaska - Ketchikan
May 14, 2012, 11:10 am, Ketchikan

Well after a vow 25 years ago to come back to Alaska, he we are in Ketchikan. Celebrated with a bottle of Moet. Had a really great sail up from Prince Rupert BC. Weather was cold and wet but sailed nearly all of the way across the border. Haven't had a lot of opportunity for sailing over the past couple of month as wind is all over the place amongst the islands,or either blowing a gale or nothing at all. Weather was fine and sunny when we arrived in Ketchikan however, which I believe is a rare thing. Really looking forward to the next couple of months exploring Alaska.

Bishops Bay /Royal Princess Channel
May 5, 2012, 5:35 am, Bishops Bay Canada

We are currently sitting in Bishops Bay which is about 80 miles south of the Alaskan border. The weather prediction is for 30-40 knt winds for the next couple of days so have decided to tuck up here until the front passes. There is a natural hot spring ashore so went for a nice warm bath yesterday. Weather up until now has been pretty good so can't complain. The scenery around here is just awesome. Still lots of snow on the mountains. Hoping to see some of the "spirit bears" which are cream coloured black bears, only found in this region.

Port Harvey/ West Cracroft Island/ Broughton Islands
April 24, 2012, 11:04 pm

Arrived in Port Harvey after a long day through Johnstone Strait. Came through Seymour Narrows, a narrow passage into the strait where currents can run up to 16knts. Came through at slack tide and rather a non event, however further up the strait through Race Passage water was really moving and swirling, whirlpools everywhere. As Jonke would say " we were caught in the grips of a fearsome current".

Campbell River/ Vancouver Island
April 21, 2012, 10:52 pm

Spent 3 night at Campbell River doing business things and reprovisioning

Desolation Sound
April 14, 2012, 8:29 pm, Cortes Bay Cortes Island

Left Lund to cruise Desolation Sound. Tied up at the Vancouver yacht Club reciprocal dock and went aqshore to collect our first lot of clams. Wow! Clams galore. Brought them back to the boat and promptly had fresh Spaghetti Vongole. What a treat.

Princess Louisa Inlet
April 13, 2012, 8:25 pm, Lund

Left Princess Louisa Inlet for Lund which is the entrance to Desolation Sound.
Tied up at the local marina and had dinner at the Boardwalk restaurant. Amazing sunset. Very pretty little cove. Next morning had cinnamon buns at the famous Nancy's Bakery and then paid the very efficient lady who managed the marina. (She even had a roll out tape to measure exact length of the boat!!)

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