Tied to dock in Yakutat
29 June 2017 | Yakutat City Dock
Tuesday, June 27
We have arrived. Today, at about 0430, (it is bright daylight) we tied up at the Yakutat Public Dock. What a beautiful place. Yakutat is one of those places in Alaska where you can fly in, you can boat in, but there are no roads that get here. So, it has a very frontier feel to it. We were here about two hours when our friends Gabi and Lutz from Germany arrived in their boat, SuAn. After a short little reunion, we had intended to go promptly to bed, because as you know, we have been up all night making the approach to Yakutat, and before that sleeping only in 3-hour stints whilst we sailed. BUT! We met Les, a very nice local guy, who offered us his little truck to use to go fetch diesel fuel for the boat. So, off we went, and found the diesel pump. It was located right behind the little bar/liquor store, right where we were told it would be. This was only a pump, mind you, not a gas station. This is Yakutat, and with a population of 500 and no roads to the "outside", the pump suffices. Then, we made it back to the marina, returned the truck to Les, and went to sleep. Later in the day, we woke up, hooked up with Gabi and Lutz and went out in search of dinner. Les had told us of a restaurant, we met Clifford, who runs a little taxi and who knew the restaurant, so off we went. A couple of beers and a halibut dinner capped off the day for us. So, a very nice day in a beautiful spot that feels very much like we have found an outpost in the wilderness. We fully expect that we will enjoy our stay here while we wait for weather to continue eastward. Yakutat is special. Now, it's bedtime....again!
Be Excellent to Each Other!
Rod and Elisabeth,
"Your Rock and Roll Argonauts" "Les Pirates d'Honneur"