Voyages North

22 September 2017 | Posted in Seattle
08 September 2017 | Posted at Spencer Spit, San Juan Islands
18 August 2017 | Posted at Spencer Spit, San Juan Islands
17 August 2017 | Olympia
22 August 2016 | posted at Prideaux Haven, Desolation Sound
29 July 2016 | Posted at Hakkai, Fitz Hugh Sound
29 July 2016 | Posted at Hakkai, Fitz Hugh Sound
29 July 2016 | Posted at Hakkai, Fitz Hugh Sound
08 July 2016 | Posted at Ucluelet

Sanford Cove to Endicott Arm. June 19, 2011

27 June 2011 | posted at Juneau
Elsie Hulsizer
Photo: view out of Sanford Cove

We were looking for an anchorage convenient to Dawes Glacier and Fords Terror. Our plans were to go up Endicott Arm the thirty miles to Dawes Glacier, then backtrack fifteen miles, arriving at Fords Terror in time for high-water slack at the entrance.

Possibilities for overnight anchorages the night before included no name cove in Tracy Arm and the bight at Wood Spit outside of Endicott Arm. No name cove would add an additional hour to our trip while Wood Spit looked potentially rolly and open.

“Why not go to Sanford Cove?” asked John of the sailboat Seychelles of Juneau when we rendezvoused with them at Brothers Islands the day before. We had dismissed the idea of Sanford Cove, five miles into Endicott Arm after reading in the Coast Pilot and Douglass’ guide that it was too deep to anchor.

John waved off the idea of Sanford being too deep. “Sanford is a good anchorage,” he said. “It’s protected from the south.”

So that’s how we ended up anchored in 112 feet of water with all 275 ft (not enough!) of chain down, 240 ft from a rock wall with a view of open water all the way across Endicott Arm. We were in a good Alaskan anchorage -- but I was glad it was a calm night.
Vessel Name: Osprey
Vessel Make/Model: Annapolis 44 sloop
Hailing Port: Seattle
Crew: Steve and Elsie Hulsizer (author of Glaciers, Bears and Totems and Voyages to Windward)
Elsie and Steve Hulsizer have sailed northwest waters since arriving in Seattle via sailboat from Boston in 1979. [...]
2017: local cruising including South Puget Sound and San Juan Islands 2016:north up West Coast VI, across QC Sound to central BC coast 2015: trip to SE Alaska 2014: Seymour and Belize Inlets through Nakwakto Rapids 2013: SE Alaska and back. 2012: from Seattle up the west coast of Vancouver [...]
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