Friday, August 30, 2013

17th July Nichols Bay to Ketchiken 50 miles.

We collected the prawn traps, pulling up the 400 feet of lead line and trap, the first not yielding a single one but he second gave us 112 lovely large spotted prawns. We were all so excited, well I was!
 The wind picked up so we raised the sails and headed towards Ketchiken in the sunshine. As we rounded Cape Chacon we started to see fishing boats and Nichols passage got quite busy with both commercial and sports fishermen. Today would be our last day with Steve and Sandy as they would be catching the ferry from here and heading back to Washington and then back to Denver.
We arrived in Ketchikan, tied up in North bar harbor and went ashore to do some shopping and have showers. Ketchikan would be our final Alaskan port before we departed south for Canada. We checked out of customs, which was an informal telephone process, thank goodness.
Ben kept Katya occupied as we decorated the boat for Katya’s birthday party, which we were having a day early so that the Duren’s could be part of it. We had a wonderful evening of laughter and her birthday cake was made of donuts (very healthy)

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