No Canada

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Plans are made to be changedThe Canadian border did not open even to let us see our “little one” who had booked his flight to come and spend a few days on board.I’ll make it short: we’re leaving for Mexico and if cyclones are in sight we’ll continue towards Panama …See you in 1700 Nm +/- 20%

Journey to the South

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We leave Juneau / Auke Bay where we were able to upload the little video about halibut fishing & canning .SE Alaska really rainy but so pretty with many photos and rushes of bears (sows & cubs) in the montage for the next fresh news from British Columbia – Canada (hoping to get in).

SE Alaska

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Arrived safely in SE AlaskaRainy weather: as it should beUPS parcel blocked for customs control in Anchorage: as it shouldLet’s go on the interior route to fueling at Costco: as it should beShould cross the American – Canadian border on September 14: as it shouldTo be continued…more photos on : FcB

Summer in Alaska: end

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Departure for the SE (South East Alaska) after making a small technical detour via CordovaThe reverser shaft outlet seal started to leak again after 150Nm, as we were about to head to Juneau.By topping up the oil, stopping at night to rest the engine and the ears, we managed to reach Rob’s workshop in Cordova.We hope to reach Sitka in […]

Summer in Alaska « 1st round »

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Didn’t have opportunity to translate the full logbook in French relating our first days on Kodiak, enjoying landscape and wildlife observations. Would be cool without odd jobs on the gearbox leaking, the depth-sounders collapsing and computing stuffs… Nice meeting with people and animals You can ask google to translate Journal part1 in French LINK, but NOW in English thanks to […]

No news / Good news

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Windlass repaired by express to avoid additional port fees in Seward, we took the road again to Kodiak.We had asked for the prepaid iridium card to be started and tested with the new suitable program (additional annual subscription …) and it seemed to be working …But during the first 5 days of navigation without a terrestrial network we had to […]

Satellite phone

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Stopped in Seward to repair the windlass bearings.I take advantage of the connection to the land network to start the satellite phone with a new prepaid card and a new software (it makes the rusty meninges working). We will be sailing around Kodiak island in a few days and we will only have the iridium to receive the weather Grib […]

Back to the harbour for maintenance

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“Mayonnaise” has formed in the gearbox so we returned to the port to find the connectors that fit on the exchanger we have in stock. The exchanger is a system for cooling the oil of the forward/reverse gear lever, thanks to a system of tubes transporting sea water. When these tubes leak due to wear or corrosion, seawater and oil […]

Quarantine aboard

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To do our 14 days of quarantine we moved away from the village of Cordova where the messages advising to quarantine did not stop coming from the town hall and on all networks. Messages mainly concerning people who have travelled the last few days… which was our case! We returned in extremis from Montreal before the borders closed, not very […]

Covid-19

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Back from Montreal with the last flights before the border shutdowns, we stayed 3 days in pre-quarantine in Anchorage According to the advice from our friends and the Municipality of Cordova: we’ll stay 14 days in quarantine aboard To be able to breath and walk without disturbing neighbours we’ll go sailing in The Prince William Sound A few photos on […]