Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Well we just spent the night in Crab Cove on the Mansfield Peninsula about 50 miles out of Juneau Alaska.It started raining this morning so Mike and I are taking shifts to dry out and warm up.We just came up the lynn Canal and making our way around into Juneau.We got to sail for about 2 hours last night until the wind died about 20 minutes from the cove.Oh well,its hit and miss here in Alaska.Mike caught a Silver Salmon leaving the cove this morning so we had a good breakfast.I just came off wheel watch to warm up and dry out so i thought id take the time to write and keep everyone up to speed.We should be getting in to town about 1530.Ill try to post more pictures while we are there so look for them soon.
Ok I am going to go for now
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Sorry its taken so long to write.I have been busy here in Cordova hanging out and visiting folks on the dock and some people i know from here.
As most of you know myself and my crew michael left Homer on the 3rd of july and spent the night over at Sunshine point and visited with Zak and Becky Porter that evening.We spent the night there on the mooring anchor and left for Nuka passage to make our way to Prince William Sound to meet up with my friend Daren.He commercial fishs there and wanted to take a little break and show us around.It was a very nice crossing,we had excellent weather coming around the Kenai Peninsula.There wasent much wind so had to motor most of the way but was nice to see it so calm and sunny.We met up with Daren and his family in Port Nellie Juan on the 6th of July and anchored up in a quiet little cove close to where he was fishing.He tied up to us that evening and had a good time visiting and hanging out.
On the 7th we took both boats a few miles down the bay , went to shore and explored an old abandon Cannery.Westgate Cannery the locals call it,it operated in the late 1800's till the 40s or so.After that we motored down to Port Nellie Juan glacier.we left my boat in a cove close by and took his boat to the head of the glacier and got to see it up close,dodging ice bergs and rocks.We had fresh fish that night for dinner and stayed in the cove.
On the 8th we parted ways and we headed for Hidden Bay on the east side of Coross Island.It has a very narrow entrance but opens up to a big bay about a mile in.We anchored up right by a cool little water fall and spent the night there.
On the 9th we headed for Cordova AK on the east side of the sound.Its a little fishing community that has a very rich history.It was the port used for copper ore coming from Kennicott mine by rail from 1910 to 1938.i looked up some friends here, Dean and Roseanne.Dean fishes here and hes good friends with Daren.We had a nice visit with them the night we got here and Daren left his pick up at there house so we borrowed it to drive around town
On the 10th we drove out to the million dollar bridge.Its 50 miles east of town on mostly gravel road.It was built for the railroad to cross between 2 glaciers.We checked out the Miles Glacier while we were there and it was fabulous.
On the 11th Dean and his dad Harry came down to the boat and hung out a while.They gave me some advise on short cuts to leave here and head south.Nothing like some local knowledge of the area.I took Mike out to Darens house and ran into his father and law,Lee West and his new wife Connie.Lee has his summer home right next door to Daren
Today we are trying to decide when to leave here,maybe tomorrow.
We will be heading for Juneau AK in the Inside passage.I will write more when i can.