I’m just leaving home to head to the boat. Today we head to Victoria Canada! I should be able to be tracked via AIS, at: http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/ The boat appears now as sitting at Shilshole marina.
The weather outlook isn’t great. Today looks fine; small craft advisory, and a current going the right direction. Tomorrow looks much less fun; gale warning and fighting a current the entire trip.
Jeff sent me this link to check out the weather:
It’s a site I’ve never used, and because I don’t know all the local destination names, it’s difficult for me to use. It reminds me that I need to start studying the weather reports between here and Alaska so that I start to memorize the reference points they will be using in reporting weather.
I was up this morning to start phoning Alaska at 6am to apply for an entry permit to Glacier Bay. A very small number of boats (I think it is around six) are allowed into the park at any time. To enter you need to get a Entry Permit, and they are only issued 60 days prior to entry. First come, first served. All three GSSR boats are up early this morning calling to get our permits.
Time to go to the boat!