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Author Archives: Fred Cooper
Taking an Alaskan cruise just begs having a great novel to read. My latest thriller novel set in Southeast Alaska is perfect for those days at sea. Here is a blurb that is sure to grab your attention. All my … Continue reading
On the dry, wrapped and heated, the Nordic Quest is ready for anything that the winter months in Juneau can send her way. In med-September we hauled out the Nordic Quest at the new Auke Bay facility. We performed end … Continue reading
We posted today a photograph of one early June day’s catch of Dungeness crab on the Nordic Quest. We caught our limit but this is getting harder and harder to do. Non-residents are now limited to three crabs per day … Continue reading
Over the last several weeks I had friends on board for some king salmon and halibut fishing. Both were fairly successful. We set a new record for the boat upon landing a 220 pound halibut caught along Chatham Strait.
I plan to anchor in Kalinin Bay on the extreme north end of Kruzof Island several times this summer and felt it was time to remind summer cruisers about the uncharted rock in the area of the big rocky shoal in the narrow … Continue reading
Swanson Harbor, where Icy Strait, Lynn Canal, and Chatham Strait all meet up, is a popular anchorage. But a word of caution for boaters who are not local: stay clear of the reef, known as Sharp Ledge, on the southwest … Continue reading
For the adventurous hikers, there is a very interesting trail on Kruzof Island north of Sitka. It starts on the west of side of the meadow at the south end of Kalinin Bay and ends at a pristine sand beach … Continue reading
There are only a few weeks of remaining availability for the Nordic Quest for bareboat charter in 2016 and for a limited time, a $300 per day refund is being offered directly by the owner. But you have to make your … Continue reading
The weather had been bad for several days with winds up to 40 knots and five footers in Auke Bay, but today it laid down. It was a long awaited moment. The shrinkwrap was removed and at high tide this … Continue reading
The geese and ducks are flying north by the thousands. The spring flowers are blooming. The humpback whales migrating from Hawaiian waters are nearing their destination. It is time to plan and make reservations for Alaska. Whether it is a … Continue reading