Returning to Canada from Alaska
17 July 2022 | Prince Rupert, BC, Canada
The crossing of Dixon Entrance between Alaska and British Columbia can be dramatic, but today was a pussycat. Leaving just after 0700 a.m., we crossed with a mild current against us and with us. The wind was predominantly 5-7 knots. The waves were a one foot chop. The highlight of the trip was seeing five sightings of humpback whales which surfaced about 3 football fields away. Then going through Venn Passage to Prince Rupert was well-timed with a slight push from a flood tide. One tight section had our attention, but was easier with a high tide. We arrived in Prince Rupert to find the marinas were all booked up. In calling Customs for clearance, we were on hold on our cell phone for one hour before talking with an agent. We were given our clearance number for being in Canada for six weeks of pleasure! And found a spot across the Harbor for anchoring away from the maddening crowd.