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Our Journey on Scolamanzi II

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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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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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