Alaska

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After returning from French Polynesia, we spent two months in Honolulu Hawaii to prepare for our voyage in Alaska. We installed a loud hailer attached to our VHF so we could sound fog signals, and we created a weather enclosure for our cockpit and hydroponic garden. We picked up new hobbies like sausage making and camping gear because hunting for goat in the Marquesas left a taste in our mouth that can only satisfied by hunting in Alaska.  We’re writing this just before we depart, so the tentative plan is reach Dutch Harbor before August, make our way across to Kodiak, and the Kenai Peninsula. Once the weather starts to turn to winter we will sail quickly to the inside passage or Seattle for protection. Don’t worry we’ll be back in 2018 to explore Prince William Sound and the inside passage. Thanks for following Wade, Sara, and SV Just Drifting adventures in Alaska.

Six Inch Snowfall

October 23rd Howdy Ho everyone, Things have improved drastically for us. Our last noon report mentioned considerable troubles including a malfunctioning head that led a “poopy” of a day. Justin, if your reading this, it made us think of your “Sh*t-apocalypse of 2015″(this is as Justin calls his event), another […]

Glamorous Life of Cruising Alaska On A Sailboat In October

October 21st The outside temperature is freezing. Literally freezing! We do not run the heater at night, so in the morning the inside boat temperature is near the lower 40s. We run the generator to power central heat and a little portable heater to warm the room to a comfortable […]

Under Pressure

October 16th More and more frequently when we wake in the morning we experience sinus pressure, sometimes stuffy noises, and sometimes even a small headache. We didn’t think anything of it and would continue about our day. During a discussion with one of the lovely St. Paul Marina office ladies, […]