Sunday, June 22, 2014

Day 19: Foggy Bay to Ketchikan

We were up early and underway by 6:15 a.m. Calm seas, light winds, overcast…typical Alaska.

I called Customs when I was an hour out. A very nice woman answered and then I abruptly had to hang up…whales! Several orcas were coming our way and I needed to steer the boat around them.
Orcas welcoming us to Ketchikan

A few minutes later I called back and spoke to the same woman. She asked if I wanted to stop at the fuel dock on my way into town. I did, so she sent a customs agent down to Anderes Oil to meet me. Very easy process. The Customs agents here seem way friendlier than the guys in the lower 48.

Fueling was easy and quick. From Anacortes to Ketchikan I ran the engine for 106.71 hours (generator for 9.6 hours), covered 758.59 nautical miles, and burned 218 gallons of diesel. I still had 152 gallons left in the tanks.

36.43 nm today
758.59 nm total

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