Sailing Alaska

A beautiful place to be!

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27 May 2007 | Sunny Cove, Resurrection Bay, Alaska

Our first sail of the season!

27 May 2007 | Sunny Cove, Resurrection Bay, Alaska
Capt'n Dan
Ok folks here first post.

If this site works out for me I will upgrade it for pictures, videos, and maps.

Last week we went to Sunny Cove for our first sail of the season. Just Fay and I went on this trip. (No kids!) We had some beautiful weather and I got to check out some of the new equipment that I installed last winter. My cordless remote for my autopilot worked great. Now I have all of our instruments data repeated anywhere on the boat. Our new flat panel 20-inch LCD TV worked great. It's a Jensen 12 volt model.

I also put my new trim tabs on my dingy. Of course I was in a hurry to test them out and didn't wait for Fay. What an improvement! While I was out dinking around in my dink, I saw a pod of Orcas enter the cove so I high tailed it back to the boat. After getting the camera out we watched for about 45 minutes while the Orcas rolled around in the gravel on the beach. I guess they were knocking off parasites or something but I'm not a biologist so I'm not sure. I just love it when Orcas are around.

After hauling the anchor the next morning we motored around Fox Island to where the Stellar Sea lions sun themselves when it's nice and sunny out. It's pretty cool to hear them holler and growl at each other. Makes you wonder what they're saying.

We sailed back to Seward wing and wing under a perfect sky and 10 to 15 knots of wind. I was sad it had ended so soon.

In my next post I'll tell you a little about our boat and us.

Calm seas and fair winds!
Capt'n Dan

PS. Later I'll probably post the video of the Orcas and Stellar Sea lions...If I upgrade.
Vessel Name: Soul Mate
Vessel Make/Model: Catalina 36
Hailing Port: Seward, AK USA
Crew: Capt'n Dan, First Mate Fay, Swab Tammy, Swab Kendra
About: We've been sailing since 1995. Just got our 36' Catalina MKII in 2006 and just love it. Our plan is to cruise after I retire in just a few years. We are currently gaining experience. Alaska is a wonderful place to sail.
Extra: Dan says... I'm an Energy Conversion Specialist in Alaska. I�m 48 and hope to retire in 4 to 5 years, and when I do �I�m Going Cruising�! Fay is a Home Health Nurse in Anchorage, When I go cruising I want to take her with me!
Soul Mate's Photos - Sailing Alaska (Main)
22 Photos
Created 20 July 2007
These are photos of the boat before we bought her...
11 Photos
Created 17 July 2007
This album is for the pics that don't fit elswhere!
8 Photos
Created 17 July 2007
Calm Seas and Fair Winds!