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26 June 2010 | Ketchikan, AK
Rick 39203
(This is a shot of a LARGE FERRY on the floating dry dock. Notice the jet drives!!)

Hi from Ketchikan, Alaska! I boarded the MALISPINA in Prince Rupert, BC headed for Haines Alaska. This cuts off alot of miles and give me a chance to see the Inside Passage again, this time at 20 knots, instead of my 5 kts on JUNESSA. :)

The weather turned nasty, cold and rainy! One of the deck hands said it was the coldest summers he can remember. Good thing I decided to do the bike trip instead of the boat trip this early summer. I'm really hoping that by the time I get back to JUNESSA, the weather patterns will change for the good!

I broke down and got a cabin on the ferry.... Oh, how sweet it is! :) I didn't realize just how tired I was until I laid down on the bunk, out like a light! The seas really got ugly and I was rolling around in that large bunk (berth) so, I got up and ate the best breakfast ever!
Vessel Name: JUNESSA
Vessel Make/Model: 28' Bristol Channel Cutter (BCC)
Hailing Port: Anchorage, Alaska
Crew: Rick Peterson
About: JUNESSA has a few new crew members! My lovely wife, Terri, who is eager to go cruising as a family! Taylor, our teenager, and Jenna our youngest and Pixie the wonder dog.
This is my very first boat!!!! Nothing like starting out with the best Blue Water Cruiser money can buy! The BCC was designed by Lyle Hess and made famous by Lin & Larry Pardey as they documented in books, videos and dvd's their sailing adventures on board their homebuilt BCC 'Taleisin'. My [...]
JUNESSA's Photos - (Main)
Working and Playing on the Big Island of Hawaii ALOHA!
24 Photos
Created 20 January 2009
Working on bottom and interior.
9 Photos
Created 9 January 2009
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Created 12 April 2007
Here's a few shots of prepping the boat for the long ride NORTH to Gig Harbor, Wa. It took about 5 hours to prep and load her up.
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Created 8 April 2007
Here's a few shots of my 1985 28 foot Bristol Channel Cutter (BCC) built in Vancouver, BC. She's a full keel fiberglass hull with teak and mahogany wood throughout. She's powered by a Volvo 28hp diesel.
4 Photos
Created 7 April 2007
I had a great day learning how to sail my BCC. The learning curve was a little steeper than I had anticipated. The day ended pretty crappy... I couldn't get the engine out of gear and I plowed into the back side of a large powerboat in the slip next to me. OUCH!
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Created 7 April 2007
This was the first day on board Junessa. I looked in every corner on board and climbed to the top of the mast! I had Chinese food and Corona Beer then feel asleep to some beautiful candle light and music.
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Created 4 April 2007
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