July 3-14, 2014 After leaving Sitka, we transited Sergius Narrows and the rest of Peril Strait to arrive on the east coast of Baranof Island on Chatham Strait. Southern Chatham Strait is, incongruously, more scenic and ice-covered than northern Chatham Strait, and we enjoyed the snowy peaks and hanging glaciers en route to Red Bluff [...]
Not sure how this happened, but it must have been nerve-wracking for the boat owner. Anyone have more info on what happened? Hat tip to SJK for the video.
Pulling the crab trap Retirement is great! We have little or no schedule, and can stay or go as we please. I don’t think we have ever spent as many days anchored in the same spot as we have this year. After all, why not? In the past, we have always felt the urge to [...]
Today’s podcast is an interview with Brant Lodge of the Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle,WA. Brant is the field trip coordinator specializing in Native American maritime culture and heritage. Brant is also learning to become a master canoe carver, and has been involved in numerous open water canoe expeditions in the Northwest. Click on [...]
The final race was probably the best of the Cat’s Paw series. Warm sunshine and a good breeze. Twelve boats came out to enjoy the evening, T-birds outnumbering PHRF two to one. When setting up the course the wind was steady at 295 degM (which is the bearing of Y from G) and blowing around [...]
Washington State fishermen with cooked crab. Photos from the archives of the S. P. H. S.© “Haven’t you read stories in which sturdy old salts go out in stormy, blizzardy weather to lift the lobster and crab traps? Don’t they always thrill you, make you feel somehow as if your soft life lacked something? When Amundsen, [...]
Chart showing location of Seymour and Belize Inlets, just south of Cape Caution (Continued…)