Day 12 | Alaska Flotilla Leg 4 | Lambard Inlet to Shearwater

We left around 9:00 a.m. this morning. Shearwater is only 19nm from our anchorage here in Lambard Inlet, and there was no point arriving early just to find the docks at the marina still full from last night’s occupants, so we lounged around leisurely this morning before we pulled anchor.

Jester exiting Milbank Sound
Seaforth Sound, calm with some fog
Seaforth Sound, calm with some fog (and more logs)

Shearwater is a busy place this time of the summer, so we made a point to call over a month ago to reserve space for the group (which was a good call, since the marina has been full every single night). Usually we’re able to fill our tanks with water here but we’ve been hearing from other cruisers that there’s no potable water in Shearwater. (Luckily, boats that needed water were able to stop in Klemtu to fill tanks on the way to Lambard Inlet yesterday.)

We arrived just before noon, and the harbormaster had space on the dock for all four of our boats. And for anyone reading who plans to visit in the near future, there is currently potable water! 

Shearwater waterfront
There were quite a few larger boats here this visit!

As is the norm, our time in Shearwater is filled with boat chores, grocery shopping, doing laundry, and catching up on things that require internet (like these cruise reports!) 

We had a good meal as a group up at the Fisherman’s Bar & Grill (nice enough weather that we ate outside on the patio!) before calling it a night!