Saturday, July 29, 2017

Beeline to Baranof

Well we did it, we made it to Baranof Warm Springs. Total time in transit was 18.5 hours from downtown Juneau.

The decision was late coming to just press through the night for an early arrival due to a strong southerly system predicted to blow in on Saturday early afternoon.

Well it looks like that prediction was correct, the last 4 hours of our transit was in building seas, about 4' by the time we made it to Baranof. It looks like the right call was made!

We ended up leaving Juneau at 2:30pm, and were docked in Baranof at 9:00 the following morning. Our track was 102 nautical miles, heading south through Stephens Passage, West through Fredrick Sound, and North through Chatham Strait.

Now we'll just layover here until the system lets up a bit - which might be a couple days. Oh well, I could think of a lot worse places to get stuck than a hot spring!

Current position 57 degrees, 05.330' N; 134 degrees, 49.978' W.

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