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Sundowners while grilling on a gorgeous evening in SE Alaska.
The Ketchikan airport is a little different for access. The facility sits across Tongass Narrows from the city. Access is by a small ferry that regularly shuttles across the channel with passengers and the occasional vehicle. A covered walkway runs … Continue reading
The importance of the VHF marine radio for safe boat operation can not be overstated. Learning to use the radio properly is a skill as critical as reading the charts or steering the boat. The Nordic Quest features two marine … Continue reading
There are days when the water looks like a sheet of glass. When you describe boating in Alaska to someone who has never been here, they think of wild water and towering waves. Television shows like The Deadliest Catch reinforce … Continue reading
Magoun North Cove does not appear to be named on the charts, it is just our name for the cove you will find at 57° 10.3632’N by 135° 34.3232’W on the north end of the Magoun islands. The cove offers … 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
I much prefer anchoring in a cove over spending a night in port, even if that cove is just across a channel or bay. No moorage fees for the night, no streetlights right overhead, no generators running in the next … Continue reading
Along with Samsing Cove there is another good anchorage choice across Eastern Channel from Sitka. Sandy Cove provides plenty of room, good holding and a great view of the surrounding mountains. While not quite as well sheltered from winds as … Continue reading
Appleton cove is not the most exciting or scenic place but it does have one major recommendation… It provides an excellent anchorage along the eastern end of Peril Strait. There are few convenient anchorages along the wide northeastern end of … Continue reading