Wednesday, July 11, 2007

July 8, 2007
Time: 0710
Humidity: 64% Temp: 13 C. Overcast and very light rain.
Lv: Warm Springs Bay, reluctantly
Course: Chatham Strait > Frederick Sound > Rocky Pass > Keku Strait > Sumner Strait > Point Baker
I feel like I am catching a cold, but hopefully it won’t last long. Jerry has a bit of stuffiness too. We have to get fuel, so our first stop will be Kake and then from there we will decide where to go. There is no point in taking any pictures this morning because everything is the same colour. The water and sky are all grey, it is hard to tell one from the other.
On this trip, Jerry really has taken most of the responsibility of captain, since he does most of the driving. But we decided I needed a new title, so as of today I am now the CHO, or Chief Head Officer. Only another boater would find this amusing.
Fuel Stop at Kake: 35 US Gal (32.7) $145.90 Hours: 956.5
As we left Keku Strait, the sky lit up with the most beautiful sunset! I tried to capture it with the camera, but nothing can compare to the real thing. I said to Jerry, that it was the prettiest sunset we have seen on this trip, and then remembered we haven’t seen more than one other because they happen so late and we are always sleeping!
Arv: Point Baker
Lat: 56 21.30 N
Lon: 133 38.31 W
Time: 0025
Trip: 71.0 nm Log: 3780.3 nm
Finding a place to tie up in the darkest part of night where you have never been before was a challenge. Fortunately, with our spotlight that we bought just for a circumstance like this, we were able to pick out landmarks (with a few close calls!), and tie up at what we figured was the public dock and not a private one. If we had been another hour or so, we would not have had a problem because the sky was starting to lighten.