We're up early and out of Appleton Cove by 6:30 as we need to be at Sergis Narrows for 9 am slack current on our way to the old Russian capitol, Sitka. Of course so does every other boat transiting Peril Strait. As we approach the Narrows, which is a man-made section which deepens the Strait for commercial transit, we come in contact with several other boats. The 400-foot ferry Columbia passes close from behind. Next a 45-foot Shohanna pops out of Baby Bear Bay just in front of the ferry. And the yacht Marlinda meets us as we exit the Narrows. But soon after that it's all quiet again as we are now headed south to Sitka.
|The 400-foot Alaska Ferry Columbia starts her pass at at 18 knots.|
|Just couldn't resist this photo of Columbia.|
|Marlinda, a 140-foot yacht, cruised up to Alaska from Mexico this spring.|
|Olga Strait tribute to high schooler killed in a boating accident.|
|The Statendam is back in Sitka .|
|Mount Edgecomb towers over Sitka providing an excellent aid to navigation.|