Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Taku Harbor for Solstice

June 22-23, 2013

Clif and I did a little jaunt down to Taku Harbor this past solstice weekend, sailing down and motoring back up (because of lack of wind). The weather was beautiful, sunny blue skies! We had some nice sailing across Taku Inlet, and were followed by huge pods of porpoises for several hours of the trip. We ate a green curry dinner, accompanied by personal peach/blueberry cobblers later that night in the harbor. I used our two fiesta chili-bowls to bake in and they worked perfectly in our tiny oven.

We tied up to the recreational dock that is in Taku Harbor and spent the evening exploring the shore (including a jumbo swing that was built behind the new Forest Service cabin). The cabin was built recently and is still in great shape. We couldn't help but think we will be ducking into Taku Harbor this September on our first night headed out of Juneau to Seattle. Hopefully the weather will be just as beautiful (hah... lofty wishes).

Porpoises swimming along the side of Sound Discovery during our dinner al fresco was definitely a highlight--- enjoy the photos!

Porpoises playing under the bow!

Mmmm... green curry.

Taku Harbor view in the AM

Happy skipper.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Night of Sailing in the Unusually Warm Rain

Kelly and Bryan joined us for a night of sailing past the cruise ships in downtown Juneau. It was unusually warm, despite all the clouds and trickles of rain. We got some good wind downtown and had lots I photos taken of us while we passed below the decks of the Golden Princess (one of the larger cruise ships that comes to town). Ended the night with a BBQ in the harbor!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Holy Sunshine!!

The last couple of weeks in Juneau have been sunny bliss. We've hit 80 several times in the past week, sweltering up in these parts. Lots of boat time... More heat than wind, but we still aired out the sails. We also had our mid-June crew meeting Sunday to discuss dates of departure, which are rapidly approaching! It's looking more like late August (after we have an awesome send off party). Check out our sunny day photos....