Our route and current location: [Note - I forgot to turn on tracking for a while - the track is discontinuous but does pick up later]
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.