Sorry that we have
been out of contact for such a long time
-- since Ketchikan as
a matter of fact. Very few wi fi opportunities
exist up here except at the major ports. We
are currently in Sitka. I hope you enjoy the
following series of emails.
While in the Bar Harbor marina at Ketchikan,
this boat came in and docked right next
to us. As we were helping them with their lines they
recognized us from the recent Douglass Inside
Passage Seminar they had attended. Their boat
is a Lord Nelson Victory Tug (Nellie D) and
they sure were nice folks.
They convinced me to get satellite radio for
the boat. So I bought Sirius and we have really
really enjoyed it. I can get my NPR fix and
Dave can get his smooth jazz fix. It has really
been nice to have, especially when we are at anchor.
We really enjoyed the Nellie D folks. We took
a picture of them ...
and they were kind enough to take a picture
couple we had met in Prince Rupert also arrived
in Ketchikan while we were there. They built
this trimaran themselves over a period of 15
years. Her grandparents had sailed all over
SE AK decades ago. Nina and Clarke had
her grandmother's ship's log and
were re-tracing their steps. What a nostalgic
adventure for them.
name of the boat is Rikki Tikki Tavi - from
the Jungle Book.
a builder. Nina is a designer and commercial
photographer. This next picture is for you,
Melissa. This is what is painted on the side
of their boat.
had a good visit with yet another boater who
had attended both the Seattle Boat Show Seminar
and the Douglass Inside Passage Seminar. And
where did we manage to find each other? In
the laundromat near the marina (in Ketchikan).
What a small world. Judy is also a member of
NW Women in Boating so it was especially nice
to spend time with her and her husband Dave
on their vessel, Point Judith. It is their
first time in SE AK and they are having a great
seems to be the email for boat pictures. So,
OK, here are two more. This cruise ship is
just outside the Bar Harbor marina, much farther
north in Tongass Narrows than we are used to
here is another seriously named vessel. State
get the point! I get the point!
leaving Ketchikan we stopped in at Meyers Chuck,
a favorite of ours. I love the long walk along
the homes that you can take
if you pay attention to the tides. The isthmus
you see in the middle of the picture is underwater
at high tide. Remember our walk along here
More to come.
M/V Royal Sounder