News from Becky and Joe, who live on their boat:
"We have been traveling fairly steadily since our last email from Prince Rupert but have had several nice side trips. The most memorable was our trip around the Behm Canal and the misty Fjords outside of Ketchikan. We were able to hook up with our friends Larry, Martha and Boo ( their trusty dog) as well as some new friends that we met from Port Townsend on their boat PHEOBE. They are Morrie and Kathryn. We are on vessels that seem to travel at the same speed so we find ourselves in the same anchorages and towns along the way.
We had one memorable night back in the Misty Fjords in an anchorage known as the PUNCH BOWL. About bedtime, the wind freshened up and blew down upon us while we were stern tied. Our anchor started to drag and we had to get up, dressed and attend to saving ourselves from going ashore. We were forced to toss off our stern line and start engines. To complicate matters, we were driftig down onto someones crab pot float and were afraid of fouling the undercarriage in the line. The only escape was to reverse our way out and pull the stern away from the beach, which by this time was only about 30 feet from the beach. The shore was steep to, and rocky and the wind not too cooperative. I was forced to back hard and was not able to avoid sucking our rowing tender under the swim step and holing it in two places. All this, in the pitch black of night while we "un did" things, and then set anchor again on the beach delta while reading only the depth sounder and chart plotter. I was able to repair the tender a couple of days later on the dock with materials that we had aboard.
We are currently about to leave Juneau for Glacier Bay where we have reservations for a week of touring beginning the 3rd of July. After that we will head for Hoonah and Sitka."
posted by - 5:45 PM