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    Cruise of A Lifetime - Inside Passage

    Today marks day one of the next phase of my journey, the inside passage from Cape Spencer to Seattle.

    The goal for today is to make it to Juneau.


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    KEVIN SANDERS
    4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA


    Whats the weather like on the boat
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    Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

    #2
    Beautiful, keep the pictures flowing and the engines purring!
    Cool Change - 1999 4788
    330 Cummins
    Custom enclosed hardtop

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      #3
      Words of wisdom on Mother’s Day. My mom constantly told me to “smell the roses along the way”. You are traveling through what is arguably some of the most beautiful waters in the world. Don’t get tunnel vision and miss the grandeur. People spend more for a trip on a cruise ship than you will on fuel to make this trip and only get a snapshot. I really encourage you to take a couple of days and go to Princess Louisa if nothing else.
      P/C Pete
      Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
      1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
      Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
      MMSI 367770440

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        #4
        Originally posted by Pcpete View Post
        Words of wisdom on Mother’s Day. My mom constantly told me to “smell the roses along the way”. You are traveling through what is arguably some of the most beautiful waters in the world. Don’t get tunnel vision and miss the grandeur. People spend more for a trip on a cruise ship than you will on fuel to make this trip and only get a snapshot. I really encourage you to take a couple of days and go to Princess Louisa if nothing else.
        Well said.

        Subscribed again.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Pcpete View Post
          Words of wisdom on Mother’s Day. My mom constantly told me to “smell the roses along the way”. You are traveling through what is arguably some of the most beautiful waters in the world. Don’t get tunnel vision and miss the grandeur. People spend more for a trip on a cruise ship than you will on fuel to make this trip and only get a snapshot. I really encourage you to take a couple of days and go to Princess Louisa if nothing else.
          That is wonderful advice!

          The only challenge is that I have spent a lifetime boating in this paradise.

          I know that sounds silly to folks that have never been here but the wonderful terrain, the glaciers, all that is exactly what I've been doing for decades.

          The place for me to take my time is seattle south.

          KEVIN SANDERS
          4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA


          Whats the weather like on the boat
          https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


          Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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            #6
            You left just in time. A large lanslide blocked the road to Seward today, and they don't know when it will reopen.
            1989 2159 Trophy Hardtop
            5.8L OMC Cobra
            2 1/2 year restoration project after "all you need to do is put the rebuilt engine back in".
            Mountlake Terrace, WA

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              #7
              Tonight I am tied up at Beautiful Auk Bay in the ciry of Juneau Alaska

              The weather is warm, and the wind is light. It is a beautiful evening. I bought some fuel, and was moored by 5:30.

              It's time for a nice Cervesa, barbque some chicken, and kick back.

              Today was an easy day, the way I expect most of my cruising days will go.


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              KEVIN SANDERS
              4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA


              Whats the weather like on the boat
              https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


              Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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                #8
                Welcome to Juneau I spend a lot of time up there in the summer but home right now in Ketchikan
                your plans for Wrangell narrow at Petersburg or Rocky pass by Kake ?
                Hot Bites up in the parking lot has great burgers if you are going to hang for a few days
                cheers
                Roy
                Ketchikan
                1988 3818
                EH 700
                Custom hard top enclosed

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by RDH3818 View Post
                  Welcome to Juneau I spend a lot of time up there in the summer but home right now in Ketchikan
                  your plans for Wrangell narrow at Petersburg or Rocky pass by Kake ?
                  Hot Bites up in the parking lot has great burgers if you are going to hang for a few days
                  cheers
                  Roy
                  Ketchikan
                  Roy, I heard Hot Bites got renamed, and sold. I ate there myself years ago when my sons wife was stationed in Juneau

                  I'll go through Wrangell Narrows Rocky Pass looks scary

                  KEVIN SANDERS
                  4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA


                  Whats the weather like on the boat
                  https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


                  Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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                    #10
                    The plan for today is to make way to Petersburg Alaska. I got moving at 0500 and am making RPM for 8 knots.

                    People might wonder why are you moving so fast since you are retired?

                    The reason is that first I have seen plenty of beautiful forests during my 32 years in Alaska.
                    2nd is that my truck is waiting in Tacoma and the transport folks want it gone.
                    3rd is that I have a haulout and survey scheduled in Anacortes for the 18th if I can make it.
                    I also have a stuck seacock that I need to have replaced at that time, and getting haulout dates is not easy right now.

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                    KEVIN SANDERS
                    4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA


                    Whats the weather like on the boat
                    https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


                    Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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                      #11
                      Kevin, very much enjoying following you. Just as an FYI, I can see you just fine with your SPOT, but you're not showing up on Marine Traffic. I believe you were going to dbl check your AIS to see if it's transmitting.. It doesn't appear to be.

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                      1998 Bayliner 4788
                      1989 Bayliner 3270 - SOLD-

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                        #12
                        Love it. “Honey, we’re not taking that Alaskan Cruise after all, I’m instead following this guy’s trip, with a view much closer to the water on the internet. Cook me up some Asian and Indian food like on the ship would ya.”

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Nikko View Post
                          Kevin, very much enjoying following you. Just as an FYI, I can see you just fine with your SPOT, but you're not showing up on Marine Traffic. I believe you were going to dbl check your AIS to see if it's transmitting.. It doesn't appear to be.
                          I figured out the AIS issue. There was a "gps rollover" event in January toat disabled transmit on all Furuno FA50 AIS units.There is a free software update which I installed!

                          The problem is now solved. I also got a new MSSI number and re-programmed the AIS for the correct boat name.

                          Thanks!!!!

                          KEVIN SANDERS
                          4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA


                          Whats the weather like on the boat
                          https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


                          Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by ksanders View Post
                            I'll go through Wrangell Narrows Rocky Pass looks scary
                            Rocky Pass is a hoot and it would have been shorter but the timing is bad right now. I wondered why you turned north out of Icy Strait but that appointment in Anacortes doesn't give you time to fool around waiting for tides. Good luck on Dixon Entrance. We crossed it 3 times without incident but the 4th time more than made up for the others.
                            R.J.(Bob) Evans
                            Buchanan, SK
                            Cierra 2755
                            Previously 43 Defever, Response LX
                            Various runabouts, canoes & kayaks

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                              #15
                              Kevin, what is the new(?) MMSI number on Dos PECES?Also, have you done a calculation of your fuel consumption up to this point? Many folks are watching your progress. Good luck to you. What an adventure and achievement!

                              P.S. Your existing MMSI 338139395 finds MV LISAS WAY on all my applications but there is no up to date info. I can use only the website that you gave to track your progress.
                              Retired, computer expert / executive
                              Bayliner 285 Cruiser / Mercruiser QSD 4.2L 320 HP Diesel
                              Live in the Bay Area, CA, USA, boat in Turkey
                              D-Marin @ Turgutreis in Bodrum/Turkey
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