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Our Journey on Scolamanzi II
Our Journey on Scolamanzi II

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Hatchery at Kitoi Bay

19th – 21st   July With the wind remaining at 25knots+ from the west, we were confined to the lee of Kodiak Island. We decided to visit the salmon hatchery in Kitoi Bay which is part of the larger Izhut Bay. What a phenomenally interesting visit this was to see […]

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Outlet Cape did not lay on a birthday party but Anton Larson did:

18th  July – The Captain’s Birthday We badly want to get to explore more of Kodiak Island in the next week or two before heading across Shelikof Strait Geographic harbor and the Katmai National park. The weather will increasingly get worse in the next few days so we might […]

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Afognak Bay:

16th  -17th  July We departed Kodiak harbour at 7am in calm conditions. The forecast was for a low pressure system to move in and hang around with 20-30knts and high choppy seas. As we entered Marnot Bay, the winds were only 15-20 knots with 2 ft waves. We were […]

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The Town Kodiak

14-15th  July On the north east side of Kodiak Island is the town of Kodiak and the sheltered St Pauls Harbour. They nestle against beautiful emerald green mountains dotted with only a few spruce trees. A row of wind turbines tower over the town. The Kodiak Archipelago has been […]

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Crossing from Kenai Peninsula to Kodiak:

12-13th  July The weather was perfect for a crossing. If we leave at about 6 pm we should be there by 8am the following morning. It turned out to be a great choice we made to depart when we did. After an early dinner, Johann did the first […]

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McCarthy Fiord – our last day on the Kenai Peninsula:

12th July For the first time we happened to be anchored in a bay with no name. On our way there we saw lots of fish leaping out of the water at the inlet leading to McCarthy Lagoon. Shortly after we have anchored we went to explore […]

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The beautiful Chiswell Islands and Northwest Fjord

11th July Monday we woke to another lovely day with light clouds and no wind. We set off early to Chiswell Islands at the entrance to Aialik Fjord. Here we were treated to the spectacle of 75 000 tufted puffins that nest along the sheer cliffs of […]

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Departing Seward for Kenai Peninsula :

10th July: We were up before 5am to be at the fuel dock at 6am to fill up. We had to depart Resurrection Bay on the outgoing tide. With little wind and only a few clouds, it made for a perfect cruising day. The shear rocky coastline […]

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Seward – A welcome stopover for the Scolamanzi crew and guests

Seward: 5-9th July 2016 Seward seems to consist of fishermen and tourists in RV’s. The tidy town has a nice lively vibe to it. We had a nice comfortable birth in the Harbour and could easily stay for a few days. We found downtown very picturesque with […]

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Port of Bainbridge and trip to Seward:

  4th and 5th of July Our time with Laura and Reyno was drawing to a close and we had to get them to Seward on the 6th to go by train to Anchorage on the 7th. This involved 50 mile trip along the exposed coast and […]

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