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 afternoon the Nordic Quest was splashed after five months on the dry at Juneau, Alaska. De-winterizing steps along with pre-season maintenance are now underway.
I have received some pretty good fishing reports for the Juneau area involving great catches of Kings, halibut and Dungeness crag. So I am looking forward to the first cruise which will be from Juneau to Sitka. The 2016 summer will be a busy time.