Cruising on Just Lucky

The travels of the sailboat Just Lucky and the able crew

02 April 2022
02 April 2022
30 March 2022
30 March 2022 | Above Ensenada Grande
28 January 2022
17 December 2021
17 December 2021
17 December 2021
16 December 2021
16 December 2021
16 December 2021
13 October 2021
13 October 2021 | Avila Beach
22 September 2021
01 September 2021
11 August 2021
18 December 2017 | Sitka, AK
12 December 2017 | Sitka

Petersburg 8/19 - 8/20

10 October 2017 | Petersburg, AK
Ron
Our route and current location: [Note - I forgot to turn on tracking for a while - the track is discontinuous but does pick up later]
https://share.garmin.com/RonRisden
For those following along at home - and at work - the Sail Blog app is just a straight line, giving our anchored locations - where we end for the day. The Garmin track linked above, which starts in Powell River, gives a fairly continuous track of our travels; showing the ins and outs (and backtracking) we are doing. Also you will notice that the dates of the writing may seem a little off. Entries get written when there is a good internet connection and may reflect that date. We will try to start putting the date(s) we are at a specific location into the heading.


Petersburg is all about fishing. With two major processors, a large fleet of commercial fishing boats, and a huge community cold storage (freezer) facility; fish, it's what's for dinner. The town is alive during the fishing season and goes to sleep - not quite hibernation - during the winter. This is similar to a lot of SE Alaska towns whose livelihood is predicated on the outdoors.

The town was founded by Peter Buschmann, a Norwegian immigrant, in the nineteenth century. He built docks and a sawmill among other structures as well as starting a cannery and saltery in town. The location was good not only because of the great fishing in the region, but also because of the close by LeConte glacier. The continual calving of this glacier provided fresh ice with which to run the fish processing business.

More Norwegian, as well as other Scandinavian, immigrants came to fish and work, and as the town grew larger it became known as "Little Norway". The Norwegian influence is still very much a part of the fabric of the local culture, with many Norwegian/Scandinavian themed festivals and events.

We stayed only two days (this time) in Petersburg as we were anxious to get onto Warm Springs and try out the natural hot springs there. We stocked up and were on our way.
Comments
Vessel Name: Just Lucky
Vessel Make/Model: Pacific Seacraft 40
Hailing Port: Seattle
Crew: Ron & Kirsten Risden
About: Retired and seeking new places to travel to and explore. Traveling up the Inside Passage to SE Alaska and exploring the coast along the way.
Just Lucky's Photos - Main
3 Photos
Created 2 April 2022
3 Photos
Created 2 April 2022
6 Photos
Created 30 March 2022
4 Photos
Created 30 March 2022
Visited the islands outside La Paz after leaving that great city for the second time
5 Photos
Created 30 March 2022
National Park of two islands (Espiritu Santo and Partida) very close to La Paz. Beautiful hiking and snorkeling.
6 Photos
Created 28 January 2022
Christmas in La Paz with family
6 Photos
Created 28 January 2022
5 Photos
Created 17 December 2021
2 Photos
Created 17 December 2021
3 Photos
Created 16 December 2021
3 Photos
Created 16 December 2021
Baha Haha Event
7 Photos
Created 16 December 2021
4 Photos
Created 13 October 2021
3 Photos
Created 13 October 2021
4 Photos
Created 22 September 2021
Local highlights
6 Photos
Created 1 September 2021
Photos of the Powell River area and just prior to Desolation Sound proper
5 Photos
Created 29 July 2017
Shots from the trip up and back and in the Inlet
6 Photos
Created 29 July 2017
Pender Harbor photos
4 Photos
Created 29 July 2017
Shots of the Cove and the hike we took
4 Photos
Created 18 May 2017
Various photos along the way
3 Photos
Created 18 May 2017
Shots of the Strait and Bowen Island activities
4 Photos
Created 12 May 2017
Places we've eaten or had a drink along the way that we enjoyed
7 Photos
Created 12 May 2017
Things we did in Ganges
5 Photos
Created 12 May 2017
Boats and other vehicles or mechanical items I've seen along the way that I thought were cool or looked very nice
5 Photos
Created 12 May 2017
Crossing the Strait of Juan de Fuca
2 Photos
Created 29 April 2017
Photos of the boat and boat projects
9 Photos
Created 27 April 2017