Cruising on Just Lucky

The travels of the sailboat Just Lucky and the able crew

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
12 December 2017 | Peril Strait / Appleton Cove
11 December 2017 | Warm Springs, Baranof Island
10 October 2017 | Portage Bay - Kake Village
10 October 2017 | Petersburg, AK
31 August 2017 | Wrangell Narrows to Petersburg
31 August 2017 | Wrangell, Ak - Low tide boat work
30 August 2017 | Anan Bear Observatory

Sitka 8/24/ - 9/25/2017

12 December 2017 | Sitka
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.


We left Appleton Cove early in the morning in order to be ready for the current change in Surgius Channel. We did not want to be late, nor have to wait in a large queue to make sure we got through unscathed. Like most of the other days since we left Petersburg, the wind stayed mostly in the main channels and did not extend into the narrow passes that joined them together. This made the passage a little less nerve wracking than two days previous when we had been going to Warm Springs. We were running on just charged battery for things like radio, radar, chartplotter, etc., but the house bank was holding up pretty well.

We, on the other hand were a little frayed. We waited in Deep Bay for the right time to transit Surgis Channel. It went off without any problems, and we only encountered one other boat, a small speed boat, while we were in the Channel. When we came through it was midday and the place we had thought to stay was very close; we opted to continue on to Sitka, which was still 25 miles or so away. We motored over to Neva Strait and then to Olga Strait, going through both without any incident. Both Straits are narrow, but not so narrow as to restrict ships passing while in them. Still, after Olga Strait, we were dog tired and more than a little snippy as we pulled into Sitka and tied up at the transient dock. It was good to be plugged into the power, but it had been a very long 12 hour day.
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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
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