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Our Journey on Scolamanzi II
Our Journey on Scolamanzi II

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Five days of lovely anchorages and interesting hikes and excursions – Prince William Sound

Miner’s Byte in Lower Herring Bay: 29th June 2016 We departed Nellie’s in clearing weather to have a quick look into Kings Bay. The large fjord was flat calm with multiple glaciers visible. Even a Clermont Glacier. We continued on to Knight Island, to anchor for lunch […]

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Nellie’s Rest – with big hikes and lots of Midges, Mosquito’s and  the attack of small UFO’s

28th June 2016 The weather cleared up a bit, still cloudy but it looked promising.  As we entered Nellie’s Rest the sun broke through and as if a light was switched on, the intensity of the opaque turquoise waters hit you between the eyes. We just knew […]

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Storm shelters before Whittier and Perry Island West Arm with Pendana

Sheltering from bad weather for two days: Long Bay and Surprise Cove 24- 25th June Our sunny windless days had come to an abrupt halt. The weather forecast was for big winds, rain and large swells for the next 2 to 3 days. We spent the next […]

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Barnes Cove and two more glaciers: Tiger and Chenaga Glaciers

Barnes Cove: 22th June We left Bay of Isle after a leisurely brekkie seeing that we did not have far to go. The weather remained calm and clear as we rounded the south western end of Knight Island. This gave us a lovely clear view of the […]

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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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