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

Kake Marina Repaired! July 10, 2013

24 July 2013 | posted at Craig
Elsie Hulsizer

Photo: Kake Marina

We were discussing whether to stop at Kake on our way out to Chatham Strait when I got out a cantelope to cut for breakfast. Although we’d bought it just a few days ago in Juneau, it was so moldy we had to throw it away. I looked through our other produce and discovered a zucchini in the same state. A stop in Kake to refill our produce locker would be a good idea.

We had visited Kake twice before, in 2007 and 2008. Although we liked the town and found the people friendly and helpful (see Glaciers, Bears and Totems), the state of the marina was not only deplorable but hazardous. Many floats were canted at 30 degrees and those that were level were piled high with trash: cans of paint, discarded batteries and old fish nets. I expected the same in 2013.

But I was pleasantly surprised. We rounded the breakwater and there ahead of us was a row of empty slips with level docks labeled “T” for transient.” We tied up Osprey without problems and walked around. All the docks had been repaired and although a few cans of paint and the occasional fish net were still visible, it was nothing like it had been. Even the ramp was new, and covered with that ubiquitous Alaska blue material found in many Alaska marinas.

The people were still as friendly and helpful. We got rides to and from the store without having to wait. And we were lucky; the produce had been delivered on Tuesday and this was only Thursday. I would definitely recommend the Kake Marina.
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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