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Our Journey on Scolamanzi II
Our Journey on Scolamanzi II

Monthly archive for June 2016

Bay of Isle on Knight Island

19th June What stood out of this particular island, is the immensely high cliffs and the distinctive stacks of pillow basalt rocks (formed when lava is cooled by seawater). The scattered sea caves and scattered small islands are clear evidence of a retreating coastline. The water was […]

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Disk Cove: A great anchorage

18th June After 2 days of rain it was nice to get going again. In clearing weather and light winds we motored south to Disk Cove on small Disk Island. The opening into the cove is 6 meters deep at low tide and only about 12 meters […]

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Hiding from the gale in Bettles Lagoon:

17th June 2016 We left Serpentine Cove at high tide the next morning in pouring rain. We headed straight for Bettles Lagoon. A spectacular spot facing Bettles Glacier (a hanging glacier). This is apparently the most beautiful and best protected anchorage in the Sound. By the time […]

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BARRY Arm and HARRIMAN Fiord:

16th June 2016 After what we have seen and experienced yesterday, we thought nothing could top that. How wrong we were. After an early start to pull up and coil  300’ x 2 lengths of rope to get the prawn traps into the tender. We were ready […]

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On our way to College Fiord

15th June 2016 We left Valdez after having fuelled Scolamanzi. It was one of the more pleasant fuelling experiences we have had so far – the fuel nozzle had the option to click it into free flow – which meant that you don’t need to hold on […]

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Valdez

13-15th June 2016   The town of Valdez turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. It is situated at the head of a long fiord in a most beautiful natural amphitheatre, surrounded by high snow-capped peaks each with their own hanging glacier. It is surrounded by […]

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Part 3 : Cordova to Valdez in 10 days of beautiful anchorages:

11th June : Our first Salmon Run on our way to Quillian Bay: Our plan was to visit the salmon hatchery on Ester Island. As we approached Long bay we could see a lot of activity going on. Purse seiners were setting their nets and gillnetters were hanging […]

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Cordova to Valdez in 10 days of beautiful anchorages: Part 2

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Cordova to Valdez in 10 days of beautiful anchorages: We left Cordova on the 3rd of June and took our time to explore the many beautiful anchorages on the north eastern edge of Prince William Sound, making our way to Valdez. 7th June :Visit to Colombia bay, […]

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Cordova to Valdez Cordova to Valdez in 10 days of beautiful anchorages: Part 1

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Cordova to Valdez in 10 days of beautiful anchorages: We left Cordova on the 3rd of June and took our time to explore the many beautiful anchorages on the north eastern edge of Prince William Sound, making our way to Valdez. 3rd June: Sheep Bay: We left […]

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Cordova – Where we start our journey through Prince William Sound:

31St May –2rd June Cordova – Our first port of call in Prince William Sound. Approaching Cordova harbour, we were welcomed by the sight of thousands of seagulls circling about the entrance. Al waiting for fish scraps off the returning fishing boats.   The 53 hour crossing […]

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