Returning to Southeast Alaska

Between Prince William Sound and Southeast Alaska are 350 miles of open ocean. It’s possible to hug the shore and find anchorages along the coast but much of the coast is extremely shallow with few spots protected for anchoring. So, with a weather forecast of building wind in a couple of days, we set out […]... Read More

Prince William Sound

We were looking forward to some sheltered sailing – smaller waves, less wind, hopefully an area with many quiet anchorages. Prince William Sound seemed to have promise according to everything we had read. After an easy coastwise hop across the bottom of the Kenai Peninsula, we turned left and entered the fabled sound arriving at […]... Read More

Seward Interlude

The fiords and islands near Seward seemed to need exploring, so we went at it. As we passed the end of the peninsula separating fiords and came back out on the ocean – with Irene lifting and dropping in the ever present swell – we enjoyed spotting wildlife and got some nice sailing in as […]... Read More

Homer to Seward

In our travels, Peter heard from some fishermen that their home port, Homer, is a small, beautiful, sleepy Russian fishing village that we should visit, so we went. We arrived in Homer on the 4th of July. Our mid-day arrival in thick fog was complicated by many small targets on the radar going 30 knots […]... Read More

NE to Homer AK

One gorgeous calm afternoon we dropped the hook in Big Alinchak Bay, completely enchanted by the quiet and beauty. Otters dozed peacefully nearby. Sometime during that first night we heard the wind come up. Not a surprise, and nothing to worry about – we were very securely anchored in only about twenty feet of water, […]... Read More

Irene in the Shumagin Islands

Taking a break from our normal wild tenuous Peninsula anchorages, we pulled into the small boat harbor at Sand Point on Popof Island in the Shumagins Islands and spent a wonderful few days. It was nice to stretch our legs and explore without worrying about bears and every day we walked miles. The locals said […]... Read More

Irene exploring “Birthplace of the Winds”

As we’ve been exploring the Alaska Peninsula and Aleutians, we’ve learned that around here, it’s all about weather, weather, and weather. Small, fast moving, but intense lows barrel through the area every few days. And this is nice summertime weather, we can imagine the winter storms are fierce! Here our barometer is showing a nasty […]... Read More

Kodiak Detour

Leaving Sitka there were a few things to be completed the morning of our departure. Peter tightened the forestay with some supervision from friends on the dock. With all the motoring we’ve been doing we visited the fuel dock on the way out, and it was the best fuel stop we’ve enjoyed to date, the complimentary […]... Read More