Our first sail of the season!
27 May 2007 | Sunny Cove, Resurrection Bay, Alaska
Ok folks here goes...my 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!
PS. Later I'll probably post the video of the Orcas and Stellar Sea lions...If I upgrade.