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Day 10: Alaska Flotilla Leg 2 - Swanson Harbor to Admiralty Cove

by Laura Domela and Sam Landsman 23 Jun 05:45 UTC
Day 10: Alaska Flotilla Leg 2 © Laura Domela

We'd planned for today to be short, just a 10nm hop across Chatham Strait to Funter Bay. But as we looked at the forecast for the following day (when we'd be making the ~50nm run to Juneau), we were slightly concerned.

The weather didn't look bad, but it didn't look great either: 15-20 knots from the south/southeast, right on our nose from Point Retreat to the entrance to Gastineau Channel.

So we developed a new plan. We'd leave Swanson Harbor in the morning, stop at Funter Bay and have breakfast, then continue 30nm to Admiralty Cove. This would get us within three hours of Juneau the following day, hopefully letting us depart early enough to beat the worst of the wind, and if not, at least we wouldn't have to beat into weather for as long.

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