Saturday, August 13, 2016

Alaska 2016 | Day 90 | Ketchikan to Prince Rupert

The forecast for Dixon Entrance today was excellent: winds west 5 to 15 knots, swells one meter or less. Green Island Lightstation reported wind less than 10 knots and one-foot chop. The Central Dixon Entrance buoy reported 12-knot winds and a lazy 4 foot swell.

The forecasts were spot on. We had basically calm conditions, save for a gentle swell. The trip across was long and pretty boring (that’s a good thing).
Calm and boring, just the way I like it!
Passing Green Island Lightstation
We arrived in Prince Rupert around 7:00 p.m. (we lost an hour due to the time change). Customs clearance was quick and easy, then we headed for Pillsbury Cove to drop the anchor for the night.

From Pillsbury Cove we ran over to town in the dinghy to pick up fresh produce that we weren’t permitted to carry across the border, then got an early night. Tomorrow we’ll continue south.

83.52 nm today
2563.10 nm total

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