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Our Journey on Scolamanzi II
Our Journey on Scolamanzi II

Monthly archive for May 2016

Ford’s Terror – The most Beautiful Anchorage yet!

20th May 2016: What a day! A total sensory overload! We have just left Dawes Glazier and am heading back down Endicott Arm to Ford’s Terror. A very unfortunate name for such beautiful rapids! It is however not to be taken lightly. The entrance can be extremely […]

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Dawes Glazier – Endicott Arm:

      20th May 2016 As we were making our way to Endicott Arm in still cloudless weather, we were all agree that we probably saw the highlight yesterday. If Dawes Glazier wants to top that, it better be good.  The beautiful teal green waterway was […]

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Tracy Arm – A few firsts: Icebergs and Glaziers:

  19th May 2016: We again left early and now in perfect cloudless weather for the short trip across Stephens Passage. The water was glassy and the sun reflected brightly from the snow-capped peaks. On the way we were visited by Dahls porpoises and hump back whales […]

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Gambier Bay …

  Gambier Bay: 18th May 2016: On our way we saw some whales but they we off in the distance. The rain continued and the visibility remained poor. Even these conditions had its charm. My pictures looked almost eerie and sometimes I had to check if I […]

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Our Navigational Challenge through Wrangell Narrows to Petersburg

Wrangell Narrows…..  17th May 2016: The 21-mile-long Narrows is just deep enough and wide enough to accommodate ferries and has in certain areas a tidal range of 23 feet! You can just imagine what kind of tide that can cause! It is a piloting challenge with 60 […]

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Making our way to Petersburg via Wrangell in rough weather

On our way to Wrangell – Our first  really rough weather: (Blake Passage) 15th May 2016: We left Yes bay for Meyer’s Chuck but with a very narrow and dangerous entry in pretty rough conditions, we have decided to push through to Frosty Bay – a somewhat insignificant […]

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Yes Bay (Still part of the Behm Canal)

  14th May (“Yas” Bay – Meaning mussel in one of the indigenous languages in Alaska) According to the books we have on this area, Yes Bay resort is open all year round. Well, on our arrival there we were enthusiastically greeted by 4 huskies barking and […]

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Misty Fiords … A National Monument:

  The start of the Misty Fiords … not so misty this time… in fact – we had the most wonderful blue skies and sunny days there! This is apparently the second hottest yeaar ever recorded in Alaska! We love every bit of it! Rudyerd Inlet 12th May […]

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Alaska: The First City – Ketchikan:

9th – 10th May 2016 We collected our parcel sent by Raymarine with FedEx and left Canada (Prince Rupert) at last at noon on Monday 9th May 2016! Great weather –  light breeze overcast and a few swells, but no rain! Being a bit late to make […]

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The inside passage to Prince Rupert:

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4-9th May 2016 4-9th May 2016 During our routine engine and other checks before our departure from Windy Bay, we discovered some oil in the bilges. Further investigation revealed a leak of hydraulic steering oil from the manifold near the rudder. This leak has probably been going […]

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