Annika & Björn, Moon, www.sailaround.info
Attu – Seward 1655 nm
15 June – 31 July 2016 Week 24-30
Week 24 Attu – Dora Island, Adak 384nm 68 hours
15 – 17 June Wednesday – Friday Attu
Arrived Attu Wednesday at 10 local time in the morning. We anchored in a bay with good shelter from all directions except southeast. But the forecast didn’t show anything to worry about so we could relax and enjoy the surroundings.
We prepared for a trip ashore but before that e had lunch and then a nap… It appeared to be the same situation in all three boats. Later that day we had the crew from both neighbouring boats over for a sundowner. We had a nice evening and all where tired so they went home quite early. Shortly after that we slept very well.
– Thursday morning broke early with no wind and grey skies. We hoisted our main sail to give it some air and shake it out, it had been reefed for 11 days. Next was to engage the out boarder witch has not been in use since October last year. We have learnt to run it dry before storage and yes it worked fine even this time. Just gave it some choke and then ready to go. All us three yachts had agreed to go and visit the old Coast Guard station where we thought the people we had seen ashore were located.
Off we went in the dinghies and then a half an hour walk over old airfields. Almost there, we saw a small propeller plane and a pilot preparing for take off. A nice guy that informed us about both this and that. We continued up hill to the station with about 30 people, whereof half were engage in cleaning up leftovers after the WWII. The other half was archaeologist, bird watchers and environmental employees.
Nowadays no one lives on Attu wintertime and the Coast Guard Station is closed since many years.
After a long visit and talking in the canteen we went back the same way we came.
Back in Moon we had a quick lunch and then went with the dinghy south in the bay where we were anchored to go for a walk along an old road. Still the skies where grey and almost no wind so it was a nice walk and we saw many birds and some seals. The road ended after almost one hour walk and we had to turn back the same way. We were advised not to leave the road as there still is unexploded ammunition buried in the soft soil. As we where ready to turn we saw what we thought was snow patches up hill but with the binoculars we saw it was the 20 years ago crashed plane, spread out on the hill side. We were not curious enough to walk all the way but turned around to go back.
As we went back we met the crew of Liv doing the same walk.
Back in Moon we remembered we had seen something on or around our propeller and with a long stick we managed to free it from a metre long piece of plastic wrap band…
Shortly before going over to Kea for dinner we had a new grib file downloaded and that made us decide to leave the next day. It turned out all three had the same idea.
After a nice meal and a lot of talking we went home to prepare for sailing the next morning. Another early night and we slept really well.
– Friday morning woke us up with sunshine from a blue sky. It is amazing to see the two yachts nearby almost hovering on the mirror like sea. After breakfast we took the dinghy equipped with a camera to get pictures of Moon with the snow patched hillsides behind. Shortly after thin fog started to drop down everywhere.
We made clear ship and all of us left within one hour.
Next stop on the West side of Adak about 400 nm due east.
18-20 June Saturday – Monday Attu – Dora Island, Adak 384nm 68 hours
We left Attu Friday after breakfast and after a nice morning with clear sky and a mirror like waters around our three boats in Casco Cove.
The forecast showed easterly wind on Monday, and because we didn’t want to be trapped before Adak, we were forced to make the trip to Adak in one run. All possible anchorages between Attu and Adak are open to east.
There was very little wind predicted until Friday evening, when we should have 15-20 knots from west for almost one and a half day.
Outside the cove there was dense fog, but easing when we came to the small islands and rocks south of Attu’s south coast. The protecting islands kept the swell away from us and it took almost two hours before we got the swell from south west. A Fin whale calf practised breaching with some success only fifty metres in front of us.
Before dark we got a very rare visit of a Short tailed Albatross, the third of the North Pacific Albatrosses.
We used the engine the whole day until late evening when the wind finally picked up and we could pole out our sails and made good speed for the next 36 hours before the wind died again and the engine had to bring us to Adak for the remaining 10 hours.
Without a working Whisper generator we have no heating in the boat when sailing, so it was not only “bad” to start the engine for the last 10 hours. We had by then only 13 degrees in Moon. Because everything was that cold it took hours before we had Moon comfortable warm again.
During the latter part of the trip we had several visits by groups of Dall’s Porpoises, very fast and almost hyperactive, darts and zigzags around the boat under more that fifteen minutes at each time. Looks like a small Orcas.
During the last night we crossed 180 degrees east to 180 degrees west! We are now finally on westerly longitudes.
Early morning we had relatively good visibility and could see our landfall island. Only half an hour before landfall, the easterly wind started to pick up and the cloud hiding Mount Moffett begun to show some blue sky. The last mile was tricky in among small islands and rocks. We found good holding in 12 meters in a deep cove on Dora Island in Bay of Islands, which is a big bay on the west coast of Adak. Completely land locked and we will probably stay two – three nights.
Liv, the Swedish HR 39 and Kéa the French cat are anchored just next to Moon. We were in VHF reach almost the whole trip from Attu, in spite the boats have different capacity. But lots of motoring and landfall in daylight before the easterly wind called for some advanced planning.
After breakfast and two hours of sleep we woke up to a fabulous clear sky! Rapidly we had lunch and then prepared our kayak for an excursion. We realised that the sunshine would probably not last until we reach the summit above the cove, but we still had no fog and good visibility. Everything except fog is a bonus in the Aleutians!
Nice hike with the kayak to the bottom of the cove, where we could come ashore and walk/climb the steep hillsides. Amazing views over Bay of Islands and the neighbouring island Kanaga with its “perfect” cone volcano 1300 m and snow covered in the background. Ok it had been even better with sunshine, but this was good enough.
The scenery remains us of Lappland, the islands in northern Scotland, southern Tasmania and southern Stewart Island in NZ. You can probably imagine that we feel very much at home… This is what we have been longing for the last years working with Moon!
This is our last “daily log”. Now we will go back to weekly log books, meaning our next log will not be published until next Monday. But still there will be a position report every time we move to a new position/anchorage.
Week 25 20 – 26 June Dora Island, Adak Is – Deep Bay, Atka Is 122 nm
20 June Monday Dora Island
The day ended in increasing wind from southeast which made us hoist the dinghy onto the foredeck, not have it jumping behind the stern. As we where preparing this we saw Liv dragging, passing Kea in almost no distance. As we reached for the VHF calling Liv we saw the anchor got a new holding not far from the cliffs. Very lucky… They have a 25kg Rocna so the anchor was not to blame. They had put a to short trip line with a fender as a buoy and when the water got deeper with the tide, in combination with a wind shift which made the anchor change position, the fender buoy had to much lifting power causing the anchor to slide along the bottom until it was shallow enough for the trip line. You learn something every day!
21 June Tuesday Dora Island
We had an early start as we went out to pick up the net as the wind would increase and turn south. Didn’t get much, some Urchins, a partly of sea lice eaten cod and a quite big Sculpin which we let go back to where it belongs.
The water is full of small creatures and we have had to rinse the strainer for the cooling water to the engine several times. Last time we got a handful of krill. Our strainer seems to have too small holes.
We were happy to have made a trip in the kayak and a hike up on the nearby peaks yesterday as Tuesday weather didn’t offer much more than fog, drizzle and wind.
In the late afternoon we hade both Kea and Liv over for the Swedish version of hot red wine with herbs and spices which was appreciated in the rough weather.
Before we went to bed the wind decreased and we slept well.
22 June Wednesday Dora Island – Finger Bay East 32 nm
When we weigh anchor in early morning we noticed that we have had a very good holding.
We were not going far as the crow flies, but had to follow the coast line which made the distance three times longer and took some time and as we know the wind would veer before lunch we hope we were early enough, but no. The wind picked up before we had reached the first point where we could ease the sheets a bit. After the rounding of Mt Moffett the water was flat and the wind strong, which made us fly for almost one hour. Closer to Adak village the wind dropped again. We went directly in to our five years ago first anchorage in Alaska, Finger Bay East. At that time we came directly from Hawaii. The bay was as nice and good as we remembered.
In the afternoon we had clear skies and a pressure of 1029hPa. Yesterday it was down to 1005.
The snow on the mountains and volcanoes was renewed just a couple of weeks ago and now we can enjoy the scenery in full.
23 June Thursday Finger Bay East – Finger Cove 11 nm
We were hoping it was still possible to get fuel in Adak, but to be sure we hade to move out of the bay to be able to call them on the VHF. After some calls the Port Security answered and Yes it was possible to fill up. We hoped to meet Elaine who was Harbor Master five years ago, but only Port Security was on the VHF.
The fuel dock is not made for yachts so we hade to tie up to the pilings way below the pier and we also had to have wind from the west, which we had. All three of us were in the need of fuel and Moon tied up first, letting Liv raft. When they were ready we let Kea do the same. By now the wind had strengthened, but everything went well.
The nearby small boat harbour was to crowded for all three of us se we went back to Finger Bay, this time we anchored in Finger Cove where we hade access to the road and could walk in to Adak.
Before we left the fuel dock we had located Elaine and she was now running the general store and promised to open for us at 2 so as soon we were anchored all three crews went on a walk in to the village. We know we were late but we had to try. It took almost two hours to get in to the centre where we found some people to ask. No one had Elaine’s phone number and as the store hade moved since we were here we went to the Mexican Restaurant instead. It was nearly opening time and it was open and we can assure you that the beer tasted absolutely perfect. We all had a burger to the beer. Shortly after a fisherman came in and he help us to call Elaine who now was at the store. We got a description where to find the store and so we did.
No fresh fruit or veggies but bread and eggs plus all sorts of snacks.
We all did some shopping and Elaine who have the biggest hart on earth arranged another car to drive us all back to our bay. But first some sightseeing. First stop at the Adak Forrest, and that is the forest with a capital F. 50 trees on a hill side planted many years ago still growing strong on an island with no trees.
24 June Friday Midsummer Finger Cove
We started the day walking almost all the way to the village again. During the walk and return trip by car yesterday we had seen an eagles nest with small chickens. Now it was photo time.
After almost an hour of waiting for one parent to come back with food we gave up having seen just a glimpse of one of the two chicks.
Later in the evening we were invited to Liv to celebrate Midsummer in the way we usually do in Sweden, which means eating pickled herring, drinking snaps and singing. The French couple from Kea got it all too and we tried to translate the snaps songs for them. Very nice evening.
Elaine had announced she would come by in the afternoon and just as we were ready to eat she came together with a big group of people setting up a BBQ nearby us. Inviting us for some food and meeting almost 25% of the Adak population. So we made the Swedish Midsummer evening quite short and all of us went in to the beach. We all were curious and wanted to try what Elaine had organized. It was moose, seal ribs, caribou, salmon and pickled salmon, all very good. Seal is very special and just a small piece is enough…
Shortly after sunset, which is the sunset over the high mountains, a cold and dense fog came rolling in to our bay. The party ended and we went back to Liv for dessert.
Almost at midnight we went home to Moon as we planed to continue early the day after.
25 June Saturday Finger Cove – Igitkin Bight 30 nm
While we were preparing to leave we suddenly saw Shuang Yu (on AIS) coming close to our bay. They left Kushiro as the first boat of us four and this is their landfall to Alaska 10 days after us.
We met them at the mouth of the bay as we were leaving and they looked happy but tired. We will probably meet them in Dutch Harbor later on. Kéa waited in the anchorage and “debriefed” them…
The trip to Igitkin Bight was made by engine all the way. A nice bay with good anchorage and as soon as the anchor was set, we took the dinghy and our fishing rods to the entrance of the bay where the bottom had a steep slope down to 20 meters depth. 20 minutes later we had three good sized Rockfish in the dinghy, more than enough for both us and Liv. Went back to the shore to rinse the fish and to have a walk. Then back to Moon where we cooked the fish together with Liv. We ate it all – very good fresh fish.
While we were eating we suddenly saw the mast of a third boat, and that was Kea. The stayed in the bay as Shuang Yu came in and we thought they would stay another night, but now here they where. We all planed to go further the next morning as the forecast showed weak wind for many days ahead so no idea to wait.
26 June Sunday Igitkin Bight – Deep Bay 50 nm
Left early without hope for any sailing. But already after one hour we set sails and could do sailing and motor sailing all 50 nm. Deep Bay is the bay where we five years ago got a 15 kg halibut and fed the blue foxes with the leftovers. At that time we also saw caribou and had a storm for two days. A very safe anchorage.
This time we have some wind falling down the slopes and some low clouds making it a bit cold.
During dinner we heard the foxes and got sight of them up the hillside.
Hope tomorrow will invite us on a long walk and some fishing.
Week 26 27 June – 3 July Deep Bay – Dutch Harbor 356 nm
27 June Monday Deep Bay
We woke up to a day with a breeze and some drizzle from, the low laying clouds. Today was the fishing day so after a quite slow start we set off in the dinghy. First catch was a nice cod, real cod as we are used to from the Atlantic. We had hoped for a halibut but one more cod would suit us perfect. Third fish was an even bigger cod, ok now we only need one more to have enough for all three boats. We moved a bit and tried again. This time we got four rockfish of good size.
Time for cutting up the fish. We went in to the beach where we five years ago fed the foxes with the leftovers from a 15 kg halibut, but this time no foxes.
In the afternoon we went in to have the daily walk and to check the status of the foxes and caribou. Almost directly we had the fox very close and it got afraid of course. Some light rain started to fall and we went back without seeing any caribous.
We had arranged for dinner together at seven in Kea as they still had potatoes. We brought the cod that we boiled in salt water and served with a mix of hard boiled eggs and butter. The rockfish got company with union, garlic and carrots. Both very tasty. Kea topped the nice dinner with lime cake.
Late that evening the fox found the leftovers on the beach.
28 June Tuesday Deep Bay – Atka 50 nm
The weather forecast didn’t show any wind for the next couple of days so we motored around the north cape of Atka Island to Atka village.
As we didn’t see the 1500 meters high volcano because of low clouds the only thing we did see was thousands of birds in big groups – on the calm water.
Anchored off the village and all three of us took our dinghies ashore to have a walk to the village. We met one guy who gave us some information but later in the village only the children were interested in us. In the afternoon the clouds lifted and we even saw the sun, at least some sunshine on the nearby sloops and almost the snow covered top of the volcano.
29 June Wednesday Atka
Stayed on anchor in fog all day. But late afternoon the same shy sunshine as yesterday appeared. The forecast showed a promising wind on Friday so we made us useful fixing albums and writing. We also for the second time glued the soles of our newly bought boots. We ordered them together with a lot of boat stuff to Langkawi in Malaysia, but haven’t used them until now.
Hope to find new ones in Dutch Harbor, at least in Björns size…
30 June Thursday Atka – in rain all day.
More album making, sorting pictures, making bread and preparing food. It is not hard to get the time running even in rainy days. Annika went over to Liv to see if she could get their air heater working. She did – corroded wire connections on the circuit breaker causing a voltage drop were the main problem.
1-3 June Atka to Dutch Harbor 306 nm
Departure without any rush. Breakfast on anchor and then preparation for leaving. Checking the oil in the engine we found a bolt in the bilge! From where on the engine? Rapidly we found that one of the plates for one front engine mount had lost one of its two bolts and the hole was not in line, of course, due to the weight of the engine. It took us some time to find a way to first release the tension on the remaining bolt and lower the engine mount so we could lift the engine and centre the missing bolt in the hole without damaging the threads.
After that we were ready to weigh anchor. Liv and Kéa were by then more than an hour gone. The first day and night was motoring in very weak wind. No swell and the little wind stabilized Moon so in fact it was quite comfortable in the fog. No other boats and no islands on our route to avoid, the time was spent on more domestic items. Radar and AIS kept watch all the time and we supported them off and on.
Saturday we got wind enough to shut down the engine for six hours and because it was daytime and the water temperature is above 10 C it was comfortable in Moon in spite we have no heating under sails. Before dusk the engine was on again and of course hot water in the radiators. Closer to Unalaska we got new wind, but still weak and from the north. But obviously it had been blowing. We got a short steep swell against us, wind against current, so although we had sailing condition, the step sea state almost stopped us without engine support. Uncomfortable, but it only lasted for less than two hours.
Kéa choose to anchor in Hot Spring Bay on the island west of Unalaska the second evening, continuing to Dutch on Tuesday.
During the passage of the northern tip of Unalaska we could see several small boats hovering in a cove, and yes we soon understood why. At least four humpback whales were feeding in that bay. Unfortunately the clouds were quite low so we saw only a glimpse of the glaciers running down from the 2000 meters high Mount Mukushin.
3 July late afternoon Dutch Harbor
Small boat harbor in Dutch was a surprise. When we were here five years ago it was a tiny pontoon with small fingers, almost too small for our 37 feet boat. Moon 47 feet would have had problem to fit in. Now there was a heavy duty pontoon that you more to with no fingers. It was quite full. Liv got the last space on the pontoon, and Moon rafted on a wintering Oyster 62.
All six sailboats on the pontoon met for dinner in Shuang Yu and at midnight we enjoyed Unalaska’s fireworks, celebrating the start of 4 of July.
Finally we met our friends dating back to 2009 in the Swan 41 – Proximity. Very nice.
Week 27 4 – 10 July Dutch Harbor the whole week
4 July Monday DH
Time for big celebration of the independence from England. Big parade in Unalaska across the bridge from Dutch. Lots of people dressed in red, white and blue. Even the vehicles were covered in these colours. The guys in the parade throw candy to the spectators, obviously a part of the traditions. Very popular among the kids who ran around with plastic bags to collect as much as possible.
We spent the afternoon shopping in the two supermarkets in Dutch. Nice to be able to understand the text on the different labels in the shop and knowing what we are buying. That has certainly not been the case during our year in Japan.
But first we investigated if the hotel had laundry service, and sure they had, but expensive. The alternative in this climate was nil, so it just to bite the apple and smile.
We visited the LFS – a shop for rope, lines and much more for fishermen. Same place we visited and bought stuff from last time in Dutch. The guy in the shop recognized us and he later lent us his car. We bought Spectra lines for shore lines in narrow anchorage, a strong 7 mm 100m floating lines that is perfect when we row ashore and hook up to a tree or a rock, and then pull Moon to the shore. With the car we could bring home all that we bought, even from the supermarkets, and then on the way back with the car, we brought a heavy bag of laundry to the hotel.
We were six sailing boats on the pontoon + an empty wintering Oyster 60+. All five of us were invited to Shuang Yu for dinner. At midnight we had a walk to look at the 4th July fireworks before bedtime. The clock is completely wrong to the sun, so we had almost daylight in spite the clock was well after midnight.
5 July Tuesday DH
Antifreeze leakage out of our heating system at the pump and at the heat exchanger is sealed. The hose clamps were not tightened enough. In the hot climate in Malaysia we were afraid to tighten hose clamps to tight as the hose barbs where plastic.
The two diesel leakages are more complicated. One at the bottom sensor in the day tank and one on the high pressure pump on the engine. The first was “easy”. We emptied the tank, unscrewed the sensor and put new seals in place. The other one is under investigation.
Björn helped Rod on Proximity to tighten the seal for the rudder shaft that was leaking.
Rod and Elisabeth had dinner together with us in Moon.
6 July Wednesday DH
A long walk together with Elisabeth and Rod . We finally got our empty nitrogen bottle filled.
Rod bought some fenders from “our line guy” and we could once again use his car. Excellent because now the laundry was ready. We brought all heavy stuff including the laundry from town to Moon, new oil, groceries, nitrogen bottle and more…
Back in Moon we changed oil in the engine, more than 300 hours since Hakodate where we had the last oil and filter change.
Big gathering in Shuang Yu where Pam had made a nice dinner again.
7 July Thursday DH
An even longer walk together with Proximity.
The diesel leakage from the high pressure pump was in fact two leaks. One from the breather screw was easy dealt with, but there seems to be internal leak in one of the four small pumps in the pump. Not possible to deal with unless the pump is dismantled and either repaired or exchanged! Left it to consider the alternatives available.
Took a long walk to the east side of Unalaska village to find a shop where they supposedly sold belts for alternators. They didn’t but an auto parts store on the way back had some…
After filling Nitrogen in our WhisperGen we tried to run it. We still obviously have some problems as it again stopped at 545 degrees. Working temperature is 480 degrees. We are mainly going to day sail from here so we can in fact use our Refleks heater.
We replaced the damaged power board in our Isolation transformer so we could use 110 volt at the pontoon when we get a spot on the pontoon as soon as there is space for us. At the moment we are rafted on the big Oyster.
Had dinner alone in Moon after a full day of work and walks.
8 July Friday DH
More diesel work.
Liv left and created space for us at the pontoon, but not really. We started to move Proximity around to where Liv had been, and then there was space enough for Moon where Proximity had been. Very convenient for us especially as the crew of the Oyster had arrived and started to get the boat ready.
The leaking high pressure pump had to be taken care of. We decided after some tries that this was not possible to deal with for armatures. A short walk to the CAT-repair work shop confirmed that assumption. They couldn’t deal with a Perkins pump, but talked with Perkins in Seattle and they explained the problem. Time being close to closing hours in Seattle when they got our e-mail with engine and pump number so we didn’t get any reply. We have to decide during the weekend if it’s possible to continue to Kodiak and do the repair there.
We have finally emptied the main diesel tank. Filling the day tank, the main tank did run dry after 70 litres to the day tank. Now we finally will have an exact volume of the main tank when we fill up in Dutch before departure.
Together with all work and social activities we have even dealt with our web. A new album from Japan is ready to publish and of course the weekly blog is an ongoing process.
Dinner in Proximity. Very convenient to only have to walk across the pontoon back to Moon.
9 July Saturday DH
Long walk and not so much work
Shuang Yu left before noon for Sand Point, making Kéa and Moon the only remaining from our “rally” from Japan.
Annika checked with the CAT office if they had any information from Perkins-Seattle, but no.
Took a long walk uphill over the marina together with Proximity and Kéa. Lots of Bald Headed Eagles, but no one bothered us. Lots of Salmon berries, very red and well matured in the sun, with a nice taste.
Dinner in Kéa without Proximity who were preparing themselves for an early start sailing east the following morning.
10 July Sunday DH
The day started with Proximity departing seven o’clock, coming back an hour later!
They found a 6 mm bolt head on the deck, very corroded since long time, but to be sure what happened they decided to turn back to investigate. We had breakfast and then Annika went up the mast to try to find the source. Nothing missing, so now is the big question how to proceed. Probably they have to continue without knowing where that broken bolt came from.
Annika continued working with the details to be able to order a new fuel pump for the engine.
Björn emptied the deck from dinghy, kayak and other items to be able to really clean the cork from weeks of polluted air. We don’t have fresh water on a pontoon very often, so now is the time. Deck, superstructure and hull got a full treatment. Looked very much like a new boat again.
Annika helped Kéa to have shadow mail working in their SailMail installation. Later we had a walk together with Proximity to the shops.
The problem with the fuel pump might end up in waiting for a new one here in Dutch Harbor, really not fun …
Week 28 11-17 July Dutch Harbor to Coal Harbor, Unga Island 213 nm
11 July Monday DH
The company in UK that we bought lots of parts from to our Perkins when we repaired Moon in Langkawi responded immediately and yes, it was possible to run the engine if we checked the oil and changed often when diluted. Promised to come back asap with a quote. No answer from Seattle…
To prepare for a possible departure on Tuesday, we moved to the fuel dock and filled our diesel tank. For the first time we had emptied the tank and could now get the answer “How much”. 609 litres, much less than we expected. In Fukuoka we supposedly filled 600 pre ordered litres in a not empty tank that became not completely full. Either the Japan counter was to fast or DH was to slow. Because you get nothing for free, we don’t believe the DH was to slow… Anyhow, there is still some doubt about the volume of the tank. It seems that we have about 800 together in the two tanks, giving us a cruising distance under engine of 1600 nm which isn’t that bad, although the 1000 litre that was in the spec when we bought the boat had been better. Back in the marina looking at the new grib file that showed a lot of easterly wind this week. It looked like we would be stuck in DH for a week if we didn’t leave tomorrow, Tuesday.
12 July Tuesday Dutch Harbor – Trident Bay, Akun Island 44 nm
After an early breakfast we walked to the store to buy some more oil and vegetables. Kéa, the French cat, left when we came back to Moon but we had some more musts before departure. At noon we were ready and that was perfect timing for the current in the pass we were going to use on our way to Trident Bay some 40 miles to the east. We left Proximity with Rod and Elisabeth behind and they will now become the only yacht on the pontoon, as the big Oyster will leave for North West Passage in the afternoon. Rod didn’t like the predicted winds in spite he had the same grib files we use. Having been tied up in a marina for weeks, it’s hard to leave…
Getting out of the bay going north was easy. But after ten miles there is a cape to turn east around that has very confused sea if you are to close, and that’s where we were. Had we given the cape a wider berth it had been less uncomfortable. But actually the only “problem” was that we had to engage the engine to come through in the steep, stopping swell. In spite the rough conditions, Moon didn’t take any water on deck!
Having done the cape we came into the pass and got following current for the next 15 miles. Sometimes we did 10 knots over ground and having swell and current following was most of the way very comfortable. Sometimes, probably due to bottom configurations, we got some whirlpools and choppy waves. Again no water on deck! Moon travels unbelievable dry even in rough conditions.
We anchored after 44 miles, most of the way under sail and sunshine, in Trident Bay on Akun Island behind Kéa just after eight o’clock. The last two hours we had a cold rain and 16 knots close haul, a brisk final on a very fine day of sailing where we only used the engine for 3,5 hours.
We had now two plans- one was to have dinner, rest for a while and then continue towards the peninsula to get a favourable current on the “jump” from Aleutian to the Peninsula, or to sleep after dinner and have a really early start next morning. We chose to sleep.
13 July Wednesday Triden Bay – Dora Harbor on Ikatan Peninsula 89 nm
For some reason our alarm clock didn’t work, so the really early morning became not so early…
But shortly after six we were on the move. Not so much “move” because we had two to three knots against us and a choppy hopeless swell. Under engine, a reefed main and cutter we tried to overcome the difficulties. Sometimes we made less than three knots GS! Not fun when you have 90 miles to go before sunset.
10 miles later when we came free from Akun Island the current and swell became much more “sailable” and we could shut down the engine and with full headsails and a reefed main we now flew over the water in just under eight knots, but ground speed only six knots. This was really a difference compared with three knots and uncomfortable sea state in the early morning hours. There were actually some talks about turning back to our anchorage during the first lousy hours… But again, the grib files were convincing us to head east, not to be caught for another week with easterlies.
As we came further out in the “pass” between Aleutian’s and the Peninsula we got the current more sideways and apparent 20 knots of wind 80 degrees from north. Although the current was against the sea we didn’t have any trouble, mainly because we had the swell 90 degrees to the hull and enough wind for Moon to speed along with a constant heeling of 10-15 degrees, giving us a dry ride the 25 miles across to the Peninsula, in spite of the steep current effected swell.
Not only the sea state changed after Akun Island, the clouds disappeared and we got a perfect sunny day with great sailing conditions. Talk about change of scenery and conditions, not to mention the emotional state of the crew after that greyish uncomfortable start of the day.
Fantastic sceneries! Coming under the Peninsula we got great views of the snow covered mountains. There was still clouds over land so the peaks were only visible of and on between the clouds. Some of them are 2800 meter!
Unfortunately the wind died in the afternoon and we had to engage the engine for the rest of the day. The current against continued to delay us and our arrival to the first possible anchorage was, when the wind died around five, just before midnight. Sounds wired? Now we got the full advantage of the odd time setting in west Alaska. It’s daylight almost until one o’clock at night, so we should be able to anchor in some daylight.
The evening got quite “long” and a bit boring, motoring over water that was absolutely free from wind. Luckily no swell at all, but still the tiresome current against. When we saw our bay far away, we also saw dark clouds at the horizon. A light rain started at eleven o’clock and by the time we were anchored it poured down.
The cove was in between some reefs with kelp, visible in spite of the fading light. Anchored on an even bottom and 6 m water at high tide. Very good holding and that was extra bonus as we didn’t have to re anchor in the rain and fading light. 89 miles against the current in 18 hours, of which the engine had been engaged for 12.
Soon after we anchored, the predicted north easterly started, and we were happy to have reached our anchorage in time, even if it could have been even more perfect if we had arrived an hour earlier, before the rain.
Went to bed after a very mixed day where we almost turned back in the morning, making three knots in confused sea.
There are different ways to spend ones 60th birthday…
14 July Thursday Dora Harbor
Rain and 15 knots from the north. Dora Harbor isn’t a “harbor”, but it’s a very protected bay that became a good place for a day at rest. Among others to have an oil exchange due to our internal leak in the diesel high pressure pump, diluting the engine oil with diesel, but the main reason was head winds on our route north east.
Very good to be able to catch up with everything that have been left behind. The result from staying at a pontoon together with lots of other boats and social activities…
We really enjoy being on our own. The WhisperGen got some exercise. We have really a problem to make it turn down the fuel pump speed and the amount of diesel, not to get to hot. After some new tests we made time for a deep study of a work shop trouble shooting manual and found a way to change the ratio between air and diesel. We had concentrated on the frequency of the pump, but this was eventually another way to lover the amount of diesel. And YES that was obviously the trick! What a feeling to get the WG running. Now we have electricity and heat even when sailing.
Late evening we had a delayed birthday dinner.
15 July Friday Dora Harbor – Dolgoi, Dolgoi Island. 63 nm
The night was not good. The wind died completely and Moon orientated across the little swell. Usually not disturbing when sleeping, but we had both the diesel and water tanks absolutely full and the liquid was sloshing back and forth, hitting the roof creating a lot of noise in the quiet night. Normally, when the roof isn’t involved, we here nothing from the tanks. On top of that we had some super mosquitoes from shore in the no wind. Luckily we were armed with repellent from our time in Malaysia. After a few “bite” it became quiet (from the big mosquitoes) and we could get some sleep…
We had an early departure to be able to get around the island before the south wind build up any strength. Worked out ok and two hours later we could start motor sailing in a weak south east wind, a wind that around ten became strong enough to se us turn of the engine. The wind strengthened even more and we got a broad reach with full sails getting us all the way to our bay. For once no engine during the last miles. We could sail two miles up the bay and only use the engine for 15 minutes, lower the sails and anchor, perfect when you have an engine that you don’t really want to use to much before the new pump is installed. A very “non Alaska” bay. To big for protection, but thanks to islands and reefs towards the sea and very shallow it was ok. No swell in spite we had the entrance to south where the Pacific swell came rolling. Anchored “offshore” in 6 meter water with good holding and good protection from the coming easterly gale. During the sailing it was chilly and we tried the WG, again no success! OK we had adjusted the mixture since yesterday’s success and obviously it’s a sensitive one…
The sailing was very good with a broad reach with, for once, full main and both head sails. We had two small dense fog banks with some rain, but the rest of the day were good, almost inshore sailing with no swell. A few humpbacks were fishing close to our route, but no more sensations beside that.
On anchor we got a well deserved hot water shower. We try to keep our three days schedule and last time was on Tuesday before departure from DH. Using the engine or a working Whisper we have all the hot water we need. The boiler has “ridiculously” lot of water, 80 litres and for two people that’s really a lot!
16 July Saturday Dologi Harbor
An absolutely quiet night on flat water and a weak wind to keep the mosquitoes ashore and giving us a perfect temperature for sleeping.
The gale started as predicted after breakfast. We tried our new anchor sail and it prevented Moon from sailing around too much. Long scoop and shallow water is a combination that is not helpful to prevent “sail around”, rather the opposite, hence the anchor sail.
Rain the whole day prevented shore trips.
We run the WG, after another adjustment, to get rid of the morning chill. Now it was running without disturbance! Hopefully we have found a way to keep it going. It’s unusually quite to be a Gen set, thanks to the Sterling engine, but with fully charge batteries we prefer to run the Refleks furnace for heat when on anchor. Not many heaters can match that “sound level”.
17 July Sunday Dolgoi Harbor – Coal Harbor, Unga Island, near Sand Point. 60 nm
Up with the roster to get out of the bay before the south west made the conditions too rough, straight into the bay. Lots of kelp on the chain and anchor delayed us so the wind got time to pick up in strength. No problem, but it was a good experience. Reefed main and engine support two miles with the wind 10 degrees off the bow took us out of the bay “easy”. Now we really had advantage of the reef and islands at the mouth of the bay, preventing the swell to build. Between the islands we could unfold the cutter and start sailing.
The whole morning we had low clouds and sometimes fog. In the afternoon the weather improved and we even had a glimpse of the sun. During the cold day without sun the WhisperGen had to heat the boat as we were sailing and not using the engine. The WG produced of course a lot of electricity and Annika used that to make bread and more.
We sailed east around our “Night Island” and then turned north east, but the wind was very shifting. In the afternoon we got better conditions, up to 25 knots and a broad reach with full sails saw us flying towards our bay on Unga Island.
After eleven hours, only two under engine, we anchored in Coal Harbor – a very good and well protected bay with a scenic surrounding. Lots of birds and Sea Otters in the bay. We used the bay five years ago and were pleased to notice that the Horned Puffin colony was as active as ever.
We have contact with friends in Seward/Anchorage and we will have them pick up our diesel pump from UK. Still no quote from UK.
Week 29 18 -24 July Coal Harbor – Taz Basin, Granite Island 493 nm
18 July Monday Coal Harbor – Fishhook Bay 91 nm
Early departure in sunshine. On our route out of the big bay we passed a small island with seagulls and Horned Puffins nesting. It looked as we remember exactly the same as when we were here five years ago. Nice to see that they seem to breed and live like always.
The day ended up to be a long one and we anchored just before darkness in a very special bay.
Wind from behind the whole day and we had near gale with out pooled sails until just after sunset and could motor into a fjord the remaining miles to our bay. Normally this isn’t that easy. During the day when there is offshore wind from or along the coastline (or no wind at all) the deep fjords with high mountains and glaciers create a micro climate with cold air rushing out of the fjords at gale force during the day, creating a choppy step sea, almost impossible to go against. This wind often dies around sunset, and that was what we now experienced and was able to reach Fishhook Bay thanks to our late arrival. The bay is closed to the fjord by a moraine and there is only a narrow canal to one side of the bay into a protected landlocked bay. Only disadvantage is the deep water, nearly 100 metre, unless you find the small shallow part. With GPS and chart plotter this is really no challenge! We anchored in four meter water at low tide with good holding. We went to bed shortly after having admired the moon shine on the step hillsides. Long days at sea makes you sleep very well!
19 July Tuesday Fishhook Bay – Cape Kumlium 53 nm
We woke up in a picturesque surrounding with the sun slowly climbing the edge of the nearest mountain, shading the rest of the bay but not us.
We had several items to deal with on our “to do list” and the morning began with some of those. But first Annika tried some fishing standing on the bow trying to lure the fish around the chain to take the lure. 10 minutes later she had three Alaska Pollock in a bucket.
We got our quote from UK for the diesel pump and directly ordered and paid for a delivery to Anchorage next Tuesday.
The bay was completely calm and we lounged the dinghy for a shore trip and some cleaning up along our waterline. Seaweed tends to grow there from amidships to the stern. Just as we were to start with that activity, the wind picked up out in the fjord giving us some wind and some small waves preventing us working from the dinghy. We decided to take advantage of the wind to move to another bay some 20 nm north east, giving us a better start the next day. Lots of wind when we flew out of the fjord, only to be becalmed around the next cape. OK we took that as a proof that the next fjord didn’t have much wind and that we could reach the intended bay.
Not so. Around next cape we met the strong head wind, still we tried to reach our bay. When we were close enough to determine the conditions in the bay it was clearly not comfortable, nor safe to stay in there. Only option was to continue to the next possible bay. Easier said than done. There are not many on this part of the coast. OK overnight sailing was not a problem so off we went.
The wind that had been almost not existing between the fjords picked up nicely when rounding Castle Cape and we had hours of nice sailing north east. Before dawn we came to a place we tried to get into last time with our 37″ Lindisfarne. At that time strong headwind and choppy sea made the boat lose progress completely and we turned offshore and sailed overnight to Kodiak. Now the conditions were similar but little less wind, enough for Moon to overcome the wind and sea state and we made our way among reefs and kelp into the beach where we anchored ten o’clock in 6 meter water completely protected from the swell by the reefs and wind coming from south west to north west.
20 July Wednesday Cape Kumliun – Agripina Bay 61 nm
A grey morning with rain further inland. We changed oil again to prevent the oil to get too diluted by diesel.
We weigh anchor around eight o’clock and got nice downwind for an hour… Then it was motoring again. But after noon the wind came back and we could sail to the anchorage, only using the engine for the last approaching navigation. Close to the anchorage we thought it smelled odd. Finally we decided it didn’t come from us but the surroundings. Later we found out that a nearby volcano had started to “smoke” and alert was called for, us not knowing by the time.
We anchored in a lagoon on a small island without name only reached by a narrow canal. We just had time for a shore trip before sunset. Lots of flowers and BUSHES, first time in Alaska. Climate conditions are getting better the further east we come. We saw some patches with no vegetation and thought that was because of volcanic gases coming up killing the vegetation. We couldn’t find any other explanation,
The lagoon was calm as a mill pond and we took advantage of that and dismantled our wind vane rudder, not to have that in the water during coastal sailing. Drag and mostly because it makes the manoeuvring of Moon quite challenging, especially in reverse.
21 July Thursday Agripina Bay – Geographic Harbor 88 nm
Up early to be able to reach Geographic Harbor before dawn.
We had a weather report giving us nice following winds, but this close to shore it’s uncertain due to shore effects. And sure enough, after only an hour we reach the first mouth of a deep fjord to the mountains and gale force winds with nasty swell came “running” perpendicular to our course giving us full speed with reefed main and cutter, although a little wet.
We choose to sail a bit off the coast to first ease the strength and get rid of the gusts, but more to have wind between the fjords. If to close you are sometimes becalmed until next.
This worked out just fine. We had gale force and a broad reach most of the way to GH. After the two first fjords we hade even a better wind direction and could unfurl the Yankee. Making us go full speed in eight knots and adding the current we made nine knots GS for almost half the day.
The goal for today was again a place we visited five years ago and this place is very special. Last time we were just in time to see the salmon run and all the bears catching lots of salmon. We know we are now a bit early, but we couldn’t resist visiting the area again, not only for the bears as the surroundings are magical.
The sailing was the best day for a long time and we arrived well before dusk giving us no problem to manoeuvre into the archipelago of Geographic Harbor. On top of that we had our old track to follow, so even if it had been darker we had managed. The last little canal, only 25 meter wide had of course needed some torch light…
In the “pond” were already Liv and SoAn, to whom we had given our Alaska tracks in DH.
The anchoring was even easier than usual as we could use our old spot, not having to investigate the surrounding depths.
Janne and Christina on Liv came and helped us drinking the “anchor dram”
22 July Friday Geographic Harbor
A day at rest in the kingdom of the bears.
At low tide ten o’clock we took the dinghy in to the delta where the salmon run up river and the bears are feeding. Liv had made a bear watching trip yesterday and got two park rangers guiding them to the photo spot in the middle of the delta. Now the four of us went from the dingy landing to the delta by our selves crossing several small streams. Best way to do this was dressed in crocs and high lifted trousers. In a group of more than three of people it’s more or less safe to walk in bear land.
Like last time we were here, there was a group of amateur photographers taking pictures so you could almost hear the shutters in a distance. They had seen a bear with two cubs early in the morning, but now there was only two young bears wrestling and looking for salmon. We got some nice pictures and this time in better weather conditions than last time.
The group of photographers went back to have lunch and as the clouds took over the sky we choose to go back to the dinghies and home to our boats. During the afternoon some drizzle came down from an almost not covered sky. We managed to empty one of the cockpit lockers to store the wind vane rudder out of our way just before the light rain became a bit more frequent.
Later on the same evening we had Liv over, presenting them a slideshow and later dinner. At dusk we heard a dinghy and went up to see the park rangers near Liv so we had them to come over offering them a beer or two. Their “payment” was a kilo of halibut each as they had run out of propane for both cooking and the fridge.
At midnight we almost had to show our guest the door as we had decided to leave for an overnight sailing tomorrow morning.
23-24 July Saturday-Sunday Geographic Harbor – Taz Basin, Granite Island 198 nm
During some hours at night a wind picked up from the inland valleys. No problem at the anchorage but the sound kept us awake now and then. In the morning the pond was again like a mirror and the boat was covered in a very thin layer of ash from the hillsides around us. An eruption some years ago is still visible and the ashes looks like old rotten snow high up on the sloops.
Before leaving we again did an oil change as we may go all the way to Seward and that may be a lot of motoring. The forecast promised wind in good strength and direction, but we have seen that before…
The strait between the mainland and Kodiak is 35 nm wide and another 20 nm inland to the narrow pass we planed to go through. To time the pass passage in following water we had to be there around five in the afternoon. We started from GH at nine and had to motor until three in the afternoon when finally the wind was strong enough for sailing. Shortly after starting to sail we almost got hit by an orca. First it raced towards us amidships but dived under us. Then it came back along starboard side very close. Next it came up on our port side showing the tail high above our stanchion lines just two arm lengths away close to the cockpit, then slamming the tail in the water just behind our stern. It came back again jumping high less than 20 meters behind the boat and then disappeared. We managed to take a picture of the last act…
Later on, near and in the pass, we saw several humpbacks blowing, diving and waving their flukes while we were making 10 knots GS with reefed sails. After the pass we decided to cross the 40 mile wide pass to the mainland, which we still had 40 miles to reach before leaving the Kodiak islands. We would just make it to Taz Basin before dark if we could keep the speed. Shortly after the wind died and we had to use the engine all the way… We were happy to have done the oil change in Geographic Harbor.
The night is still short and the almost full moon made the night quite light in spite of a very light drizzling. The little wind that was left came from behind with no stabilizing effect. This was what we had all night and all Sunday but we made it to Taz Basin before dark.
Five years ago in the very same place we had an experience we easily would live without. By that time we had strong easterly gale coming over the ridge east of us, but it came back on us from the west into the “vacuum” created by the strong easterlies over the steep mountain. This time it was flat water and rain all night.
Checking the weather for the next couple of days we realized a new easterly strong wind was expected on Tuesday which made it easy for us to decide to make the last 40 miles to Seward tomorrow, Monday.
Week 30 25 – 31 July Taz Basin – Seward, 40 nm
25 July Monday Taz Basin – Seward, 40 nm
Rain all night but no wind into the protected Basin. This is a very protected enclosed bay when wind outside is less than strong gale. Five years ago we experienced enormous katabatic winds when we had anchored here under a storm. The wind came howling into the vacuum that was created by the strong wind over the steep high cliffs in the direction we had put our shore line to protect us from that direction. The vacuum effect made our shore line attached to a leeward shore instead of windward, not very efficient to say the least. Lots of drama when trying to solve the problem while the screaming wind did all it could to increase the problems. We managed to move the shoreline and to set a second anchor to the “new” windward… And this is an anchorage that the pilot tells us “not exposed to katabatic winds”.
Before leaving for Seward we changed oil again. Although it was only 40 nm to Seward we had already been using the engine more than the 20 hours we had decided to max run the engine between oil change and we expected more than 50% motoring into Seward.
To weigh anchor when it’s 29 m deep is not as easy as normal. With the chain straight down to the anchor we moved slowly forward with the chain secured on deck. The anchor broke gently free from the sticky mud and the windlass could manage to hoist all 10 mm chain and 88 pound anchor plus mud up to the surface. First 10 meter rather slow, but as the weight of the chain became less, the normal speed was soon achieved.
Used the engine the first five miles to get south of Granite Island. Not more than ten knots of wind, but the swell from south together with the rain made this part of the trip not so comfortable.
South of the island we turn north east and started to sail. Everything was soaking wet, even the helmsman, so we didn’t bother to hoist the main sail, only our two head sail. Good sailing in rain but bad visibility. But we saw enough to see a Humpback breeching with its whole body up in the air, turning around and landing on its back. Amazing!
Closer to Seward in Resurrection Fjord the wind failed to bring us forward but we got shelter from the ocean swell. We engaged the engine again and the helmsman got dry clothes, everything became much more comfortable. We entered the harbor shortly after six o’clock and could not find an empty berth. It’s first come first served in Seward and we were late, arriving after all the day charter fishers and tourist boats. Finally the captain of Snowdragon, an US Koopmans, invited us to raft to their boat.
We got message from Dave in Anchorage that our diesel pump already had arrived. He was no investigating how to get it to Seward asap.
26 July Tuesday Seward
Walking down the pontoon to get ashore and to the harbor master office, we saw that “our old berth” from five years ago had become free in the early morning. Rushed back to Moon and quickly moved her into the harbor, only meters from the sailing club and their showers and toilets. Last time they even had Wifi, but not so now. Annika went into the Hotel 50 meters from Moon and asked if we could use their Wifi, “Sure, why not” was the favoured answer. Talk about change of scenery. OK we enjoyed the company of our rafting friends, but the long walk around the harbor every time we needed anything, including Wifi was tiresome. Now we have everything within some minutes distance and Wifi in Moon! Free Wifi is really a treat in a country where telecommunications are ridiculously expensive.
We got hold of a local transport company and e-mailed Dave to contact them. They promised to pick up our pump and deliver it to Moon next morning for 20 $, which we found very cheap. So sometimes the competition works as intended!
Later on we did some shopping in Safeway’s big supermarket. Cheaper compared with Dutch! But we will wait until Thursday to do the big stocking up. Thursday is senior discount day…
The so called “Club prices”, lots of products have up to 30 % lower price for members, were not for us last time. You had to have an address in US to be a member. Now we got a members card and the address was “Seward”…
Very convenient and saving us a lot of dollars. But compared with five years ago we pay 30% more for the US$, so we really are in need of discount!
27 July Wednesday Seward
After breakfast we booked a bus ticket for Berit from Anchorage to Seward. Yes we will have a guest for some weeks. Berit who have sailed with us two times before, once in Lofoten, Norway 2005 and from Sand Point to Seward 2011. This time from Seward and south east to where we don’t now.
Back in Moon the PUMP had arrived. Annika started immediately to disassembly the old one and all the parts that had to come off to get the new pump in place.
But before all that we did a last test. Yesterday we had met people who, when they heard of our diesel in oil problem, suggested that the most common reason was a faulty injector. Not fun if that would be the case.
The test was; running the engine and one by one disconnect the fuel pipe to the injectors. If the revs was effected the injector was supposedly ok. When turning the knob on the second injector, the one feed by the supposedly bad pump, the revs were not affected at all. BIG relief. We now fully understood why the engine didn’t rev up when we reversed to set the anchor in Taz Basin, only working on three cylinders.
Six hours later the new pump was in place and a new test of the second injector. Guess what, the rev went down significantly. VERY BIG relief. The leaking pump was definitely the whole problem. The timing seamed to be good enough, but we will try to find a skilled diesel mechanic to have a check asap.
Now the big question; do we still have a problem with increasing oil level in the oil sump? It will be very interesting to see in the near future.
28 July Thursday Seward
Time for oil change, again… But this time not with 20-30 hours schedule. The manual calls for 500 hours, but we have been using 300 hours.
But first breakfast and some internet. When Annika was done with internet, she stood up and turned around and stepped out above the engine, where the lid was off. Three ribs and one shoulder took a hard hit. Big drama! Internal damages? After one hour of great pain the shoulder started to feel ok. But the three ribs that were hit appeared to be broken/cracked.
The oil change was postponed and most things were done in slow motion the whole morning. In the afternoon we visited Safeway for big shopping, also in slow motion. Very nice to be able to use the free shuttle back to Moon. When we walked down to the pontoon we saw two guys that we recognized. Gail and Dick from Anchorage that was supposed to come tomorrow were here already. We met them first time in Tasmania and southern New Zealand, and last time five years ago in Hawaii and Alaska. They were on their way to go fishing for salmon and was only coming by to say hallo.
In the evening we arranged for Annika to sleep in the saloon, avoiding climbing in and out of bed.
29 July Friday Seward
Annika have been able to sleep all night both on her back and on the not injured side.
Normal breakfast and then we hit the stores for some more heavy shopping. New rain boots, our new ones from West marine are leaking! A new chimney for the Refleks, insulation for hatches and more was on our wish list. Björn went alone for the first round. We have been looking for white cell foam insulation for the hatches ever since we bought the boat and never found anything but black, grey or heavily colored. Here he found two almost white ones. Back to Moon with the catch and four gallon of oil for the engine, special priced 15 $ and the Volvo dealer asked for the same brand 22$. On another walk to the hard ware store we found new boots and a H-chimney but discovered that our top part was not insulated. Which made us try a new design. Bought an “inner pipe” that we insulated and now our old chimney has been upgraded and hopefully the back down drafts will be less.
In the evening we got a visit from Marcy and John with friends. We met them five years ago in Thumbs Cove. Five years! What have you been doing all that time? As they were “admiring” Moon and our repair work it was not difficult to explain how we had used those five years.
30 July Saturday Seward
Woman’s race out in the sound and in the late afternoon dinner in the Yacht Club. Annika had some ideas of joining the race, but with three broken ribs it was not to think about anymore. Actually we were looking forward even more to have Berit as a guest, now that we needed extra crew. Berit is fully skilled, sailing her own 37-footer single handed back home in Gothenburg.
Swedish yacht Liv with Christina and Janne came from Kodiak late afternoon, just in time to join the Yacht Club dinner.
The dinner was fun and loud as common at these types of events…
We left relatively early to get Annika some rest.
31 July Sunday Seward
After breakfast we run the engine for a short while to get the oil in temperature for the oil change. Finally the engine got eight undiluted litres of lubricating oil.
Dinner in Moon with the crew of Liv as guests and in the late evening Pam and Ted joined having just arrived from Kodiak/Geographic Harbor.
Annika & Björn , Moon , www.sailaround.info
Attu – Seward 1655 nm
15 June – 31 July 2016 Week 24-30