This is a reminder for the Thursday March 21st gathering
at 49th State Brewery.
March 2019 Meeting Reminder
Sailors Social & open
discussion of cruising
This is a reminder that this
month's meeting will be held Thursday March 21st from 6:00-7:30 in
The Loft at 49th State Brewery.
Heading west from Seward, a short hop to Sunny Cove or
Bulldog Cove. A little further to round Cape Aialik.... where best to
anchor? Anyone spent time in Coleman Bay, or Verdant? A bit
further west to Taz Basin, the pro's/con's of anchorages on the
Harris Peninsula, or Northwest Fjord. Spotted any whales in Granite
Thunder Bay, McArthur Pass, where to go in Nuka Bay
(all the breaching humpbacks we saw last season).Thru Nuka Passage to
Tonsina Bay. Its a long way around Gore Point and either into Kachemak
Bay (watch the current through Chugach Passage), or across Stevenson
Entrance to Afognak Is, Kodiak Is.
Or east, have you ever lost an anchor in Thumb Cove
(2), but the blueberry are tasty and the beach is lush. Continuing
east, just past the Iron Door, is Humpy Cove, thru Eldaorado Narrows
(beware outlying rocks, especially Marys Rock) as you head for Cape
Resurrection. At the Cape there are good anchorages to be found in
Day Harbor, or further east are the passages leading to Prince
William Sound. Skimming the coast watch for the rock off Cape Junken,
and if the passage becomes tooo long, Goat Harbor in Puget Bay
provides good anchorage. Also lots of halibut fishers are seen here a
little way off the coast if you have time to stop.Knowing your currents
is a must before you head thru any of the passages and either
Squirrel Bay, or Fox Farm Bay are good spots to wait for the right
current, Horseshoe Bay will work for anchorage off the east end of
Elrington, or further east Snug Harbor on the east side of Knight Is.
is a treat.
On the west side of Knight Is. passage thru Long
Channel is not to be missed. For those heading toward my favorite,
Port Nellie Juan, a stop at Masked Bay, off Dangerous Passage,
on Chenega Is. is neat.
So do come to the meeting and share your own
favorites, or places to avoid... did I ever catch an anchor in a mess
of old cable in Shotgun Cove out of Whitter. How I saved my anchor
and got loose is another story.
Come share your own stories, get ideas of places to
If you can't make tonight's meeting, we hope to see
you at our April 18th meeting.
Last month I recommended Open CPN 4.8.8 as a
free ware navigation program, this program has a current component
that will help you plan your timing through the passages into
Prince William Sound.
A fisherman friend recommended two new applications to
me: Windy,com provides
a visual of the wind direction and speed here and thought the
world, The second is MickleTech.net,
boating information, that provides the weather, marine weather,
tides, buoys, rivers, webcams, satellites and harbor master.
Have you got any favorite sailing apps?