"Sitka FishWrapper"Wade Biggs
09/17/2015, Juneau to Petersburg
I promised a blog update today and while I haven't finished mine, I'm copying, with permission, my friend Wade's "Sitka FishWrapper". Wade has been aboard DE the past two weeks and just posted this. Wade is a retired airline pilot (747s) who we met 11-12 years ago, crewing together on a yacht repositioning from Vancouver BC to Mexico. Since then Wade has crewed with us on DavidEllis every year we have been in SE AK, the run from AK down to Bodega Bay and on the equatorial Pacific crossing aboard MV Shearwater. For several years after retirement Wade captained tour boats in Sitka and began a newsletter to friends he calls the "Sitka FishWrapper". He's continued the FishWrapper whenever underway. Here's his latest.
Some ice in your drink, sir?07/19/2015, Wrangell > Petersburg > Tracy Arm > Juneau
MV DavidEllis is underway! Since being launched a week ago, we've continued putting things back together at a manic pace. We spent all last week falling into bed groaning and getting up groaning, but staying after it nevertheless. We are nowhere near done, but good enough to get underway and that's what we've done. 15 July 1100 we headed out of Heritage Harbor, Wrangell towards Pt Lockwood, the entrance to Wrangell Narrows. Like a good little OCD, I ran around the boat checking, checking; not quite trusting that everything was seaworthy after 10 months on the hard.
Summer!photo by Jenna T. Nagle
06/28/2015, Wrangell, AK (still on the hard)
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