Day 34 | 2024 Flotilla to Alaska | Sitka to Appleton Cove

Another morning waking up to bright sun! We departed Sitka with with blue skies, flat water, and a nice view of Mt. Edgecumbe. As we headed north in Neva Strait, we spotted a bear on the west shore. At first we thought she had cubs with her, but then we thought nope, those are rocks…too low and not moving. But then, they moved!! Turns out they were tiny cubs…three of … Read more

Days 32-33 | 2024 Flotilla to Alaska | Sitka

We’re all provisioned up and ready to head out in the morning again. Everyone has been making the most of their time in Sitka —  exploring town, walking the totem trails, eating food cooked by others, going to museums, and weaving in and out of cruise ship tourists. Here are a few snaps from the past couple days: We woke Wednesday morning to SUN. Again! Airship and Two’s Out are … Read more

Day 31 | 2024 Flotilla to Alaska | Baby Bear Bay to Sitka

We departed Baby Bear Bay the same way we entered…carefully, and without hitting any of the many rocks that poke out into the entrance. We arrived at Sergius Narrows a bit early and had a 3kt current helping us along…no drama at all. The cruise today into Sitka was gray and rainy but very calm. We barely felt any swell at all in Salisbury Sound. We saw one humpback and … Read more

Day 30 | 2024 Flotilla to Alaska | Takatz Bay to Baby Bear Bay

Chatham Strait this morning was a little rolly but not bad at all — some swells from the south opposing a little current from the north caused a bit of surfing, but it was gentle and manageable. We saw a couple of chill humpbacks and managed to snap a few pics before they dove and disappeared.     As we entered Peril Strait, conditions were downright glassy, and our long … Read more

Day 29 | 2024 Flotilla to Alaska | Warm Springs Bay to Takatz Bay

We left Warm Springs Bay this morning around 8am…partially sunny (mostly cloudy) but not raining. We’ll take it! An easy 9nm cruise up to Takatz Bay, another favorite stop. We saw some humpbacks north in the distance, but a little too far to go visit…maybe they’ll be there in the morning! There was one boat here when we arrived, Chichagof Dream, a larger passenger cruise boat, but they usually anchor … Read more

Day 28 | 2024 Flotilla to Alaska | Red Bluff Bay to Warm Springs Bay

Suuuuuuuuuunnnnnnnnn!!!!!! What a gorgeous location to wake up to, and as a bonus, the skies are clearing and the sun is shining. First thing this morning (before coffee, even!) Kevin took the drone up to photograph the exposed shoal. The bright light and shadow areas made things tough in places, but some cool shots came out of it! No one was in a hurry to leave this morning…I think all … Read more

Day 27 | 2024 Flotilla to Alaska | Pybus Bay to Red Bluff Bay

Departing Cannery Cove and Pybus Bay we weren’t sure what conditions we’d see out in Frederick Sound…likely some wind waves on the beam, but more importantly, how long would it take for the sporty conditions in Southern Chatham Strait take to flatten out? We had a little bit of roll as we headed west in Frederick Sound, but pretty lazy and not too dramatic, and best of all it wasn’t … Read more

Days 25-26 | 2024 Flotilla to Alaska | Cannery Cove in Pybus Bay

Tuesday morning brought sunshine and blue skies, and this amazing view of the mountain bowl. It never looks as big or as grand in photos as it does in real life though. Looking at the conditions, we definitely could have moved to a new spot Tuesday morning to wait for the storm to pass through on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday, but then we wouldn’t be somewhere as beautiful as this … Read more