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Our Journey on Scolamanzi II
Our Journey on Scolamanzi II

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Dixon Entrance on to Prince Rupert:

27th-28th August 2016 We started early morning with clear skies at sunrise. Shortly after it became foggy with about 100 meters visibility most of the way across Dixon Entrance. As we got closer to Prince Rupert the fog lifted giving us clear blue skies and very light […]

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Craig and South-West side of Prince of Wales Island.

24th  – 26th  August 2016 Next day we motored further down to Craig, which is the largest town on the island. It was more of a town than we expected from a way-out spot with its 1200 inhabitants. The fishing harbor was smelly with lots of fishermen busy […]

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El Capitan Channel

23rd  August 2016 We woke to a thick foggy morning. Thankfully it lifted around 8am. It became a lovey clear day for quite a special experience. El Capitan passage was our next challenge. This very narrow and shallow passage required all the concentration and skills of the […]

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South East Alaska – Warm Springs Bay and Red Bluff Bay :

20th – 21st Aug We could not quite relax due to our schedule as we still has about 400 Nm of remote and exposed coastlines to cover in 10 days to get to Prince Rupert to clear into Canada. The first long stretch was the very next […]

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Leaving Yakutat for the Inside Passage – Our last encounter with The Gulf of Alaska:

16th  – 19th August 2016 We left Yakutat at 8am. The 7-8ft swells left over from the 35knot gale the previous day plus a 12 knot easterly wind, created a pretty uncomfortable ride. During the night the seas did moderate and became slightly more comfortable. Passing the […]

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The Crossing to Yakutat where we got stuck for 6 days!

9-15th Aug 2016 After waiting for a weather window for 5 days we finally got our change to get out of Seward. There was a 35 knot gale blowing the previous day so we were left with 3 meter swells and sloppy seas but thankfully little wind. […]

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Seward revisited

3rd – 8th August Seward is not a bad spot to wait for weather. Although we have arrived on a sunny day in Seward, the rest of our 5 day stay there we have had treacherous weather. Being docked on the transient dock, right behind the US […]

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Katmai National Park

26th – 30th July   We managed to get the choice anchoring spot in the NW corner of the inner basin of Geographic Harbour. This allowed us a close and unobstructed view of what happens at the river mouth. This is where the bears congregate and hunt […]

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Weather delay to cross Shelikof strait:

23rd – 25th  July Long island was just an hour away from Kodiak and was a lovely calm lagoon to overnight at. Johann, Josh and Natasha went for a walk thru the forest to see the WW2 guns and barracks that was built to defend against an expected Japanese […]

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Our second visit to Kodiak Town

22nd  July The decision to go back to Kodiak was a clever one. I was relieved to say the least, otherwise I would have had to stretch my improvising skills to the max. We were running low on fresh provisions and some vital things like the pods for the […]

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