Saturday, August 30, 2014


August 30, 2014

Anchor Position: 57 06.44 N 153 29.81 W


After being blown off the Alaksan Peninsula by strong NW winds, we went with it and had a nice overnight sail to Kodiak Island. We're anchored in an unnamed lagoon formed by a sand spit near the entrance to Three Saints Bay. It's wonderfully calm here and a welcome change to some tenuous anchoring we had in the Aleutian's and along the Alaskan Peninsula. We went for a short walk on the sand spit and then rounding a curve spotted 4 Grizzly Bears headed our way on the spit, so we nonchalantly high tailed it back to the dinghy. Dave found some abandoned and rusted out old Dungeness crab pots at low tide and salvaged a few stainless steel components and is now in the process of building one all stainless crab pot from the junk. It's going to look pretty ugly, but hopefully the crabs won't mind. What a wonderful nights sleep in total calm, I think we were in bed nearly 12 hours recharging from several nights of iffy sleep followed by an overnight sleepless marathon.

That's it for now.

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