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I’m starting my trip, follow along at my MapShare! up on Drackensburg mountaiins

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Craig Owings is sharing their location

I’m starting my trip, follow along at my MapShare!

Craig Owings is sharing their location at the MapShare web site: https://share.delorme.com/CraigOwings

Password: conepatus

Do not reply directly to this message.

To learn more about MapShare and the DeLorme inReach two-way satellite communicator, visit http://delorme.com/inReach or http://inReachCanada.com

Inner Foggy Bay Sunday, August 24

All 7 boats left by 8:30 to head south for Prince Rupert, BC. There is rain and south wind scheduled to arrive late this afternoon. We don’t need to be in there until Thursday so we are staying put taking the opportunity to start working toward wrapping things up. Craig runs the water maker for the last time and then pickles it. I cook up some of the items Canada won’t allow us to bring in and do a bit of cleaning. It’s difficult working around each other in such a small space. The rain starts mid-day putting an end to any thought of an excursion or outside project. The good news is we have no wind or swell in our cove.

Judd Harbor to Inner Foggy Bay Saturday, August 23

Although the forecast is calling for calm, we have a lumpy ride with SE winds 15 – 20 knots. Entering Inner Foggy Bay we find MV Figment, a 48′ Kadey Krogen power boat already at anchor. By evening there are 5 boats of a Mother Goose flotilla and a large sailboat. The Mother Goose trips are an interesting way to discover SE and to see if you really want to try out a Grand Banks. You can sign up for various legs of the trip from Washington State to SE and back. The boats are all Grand Banks traveling with a mother boat and a mechanic along.

We spend the afternoon taking the dink into the back of Very Inlet. Craig has a great time fighting against the current into the narrows and then riding it back out about an hour later. In the back lagoon the salmon are jumping everywhere.

In the evening we visit MV Figment and enjoy Jan’s delicious coconut pie. They have spend 2 summers cruising SE and are thinking about their next move. We talk about aging, boating, and cruising Central America and the US East Coast.

Judd Harbor Friday, August 22

It’s another calm day so we decide to go for a long explore. Putting the motor on the dink we head west through the rocky islets. We recover a large orange fender from the meadow in the next cove. Walking further along this tide line, we discover part of a very rotten seal carcass. It’s still too stinky to collect any of the pieces so we leave it be.

Although the topography doesn’t look very promising, we decide to set our crab trap putting down about 10. Wanting to be ready for an early start tomorrow, we haul it about 6 PM and find we have our limit!

Crab Cove to Judd Harbor, Duke Island via Ketchikan Fedex Thursday, August 21

On the way to Crab Cove yesterday, we had an accident – the birding binoculars which we need to take back to Panama fell. Although the optics seem fine, the eye ring is bent. After extended discussion, we decide to head back to Ketchikan this morning where we can send them out for repair. This should get them back to us in time and also avoid sending them across the Canada-US border with unknown duty issues that might occur if we send them from Prince Rupert. Fortunately, we have another calm day with sun. Heading back to Ketchikan we are able to ascertain the location of Fedex (in the same plaza as Safeway and close to the Bar Harbor tie-up). By 10:30 The binoculars are on their way to the shop and we are on our way to the next anchorage.

Heading south again passed the cruise ships, we go through Danger Pass and down the east side of Duke Island. Coming around the SE corner we are exposed to Dixon Entrance but today it’s flat calm. Passing through numerous rock piles, we work our way into Judd Harbor, a well protected hole.