Every mariner faces the same decision, go or stay. I decided to skedaddle outta Cordova. Here is what I was facing.

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I do not have any photos of the beam seas but I was not able to hold course on my preferred route. I was pushed north by the winds, and ended up going around Elenor Island and back down the west side of Knight Island.


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I ended up anchoring for the night in Drier Bay. I was Happy to be out of the beam seas!



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For the route home I could either take the shortest route, which would expose me to beam seas out of Port Bainbridge, or I could take the longer route which would put the seas on my stern. I chose the longer route.



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It is hard to describe or photograph the sheer size of things in Alaska. These photos are of Bainbridge Passage. This is a very narrow passage, very similar to the narrow passages found on the Northern Canadian portion of the inside passage.




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Once I cleared Port Bainbridge and turned west I was greeted with a pleasant 6-7 foot long spaced swell on my port bow.




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After a nice trip across the gulf I was greeted by the rock and the bird rookery at Cape Resurrection.



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I am now safely tied up at my slip in Seward Alaska. This trip was 316 Nautical miles, and approximately 40 hours of engine run time.

Not only did I get to see Cordova, and spend some wonderful days at sea, I learned a lot about my cruising future. I learned that yes I can be happy cruising alone, and yes I can handle this size boat by myself.

I will post my next update when I venture across the Gulf of Alaska to explore Kodiak Alaska in a month or so, but for now it's time for me to skedaddle.

Thanks for sharing my adventure!
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