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Leaving The Ice Behind in Alaska | Ep. 18 | Solo Sailing In Stephan Passage


Location: Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness
Latitude: 57.86000000
Longitude: -133.55000000
Published: 21 Dec 2022

In this one I continue my solo journey south from Juneau to Petersburg, leaving behind the beautiful ice in Tracy Arm to go find a good anchorage to wait out a forecast gale. Before I leave Tracy Arm, I go check out some beached ice bergs and collect ice to fill my cooler.

Squally weather brings me to a nook in Windham Bay a short distance south. I arrive with darkness gathering, and to my surprise, find two other boats anchored in the small remote spot. This made it very difficult to get a good set on my anchor, but after a few tries I am happy enough. With a gale in the forecast, I reset the anchor in a better spot the next day when the other boats leave.

This ended up being one of the few times I spent more than a single night at the same location! The gale never ended up coming, but I enjoyed relaxing in this beautiful spot.

This, and the next couple episodes will feature solo sailing before I pick up new crew in Petersburg!

Thanks so much for watching, and if you missed any of the earlier videos of this series, you can find them here:

Episode 1: Setting Sail to Alaska!

Episode 2: Sailing Thru a Tidal Rapids, Night Sailing, and more!

Episode 3: Goofy Sailors, Rock'n Sailing, & Some Playful Dolphins

Episode 4: Exposed to The Pacific Ocean

Episode 5: Dodging Gales on The Pacific Coast

Episode 6: 54 Tacks in 10 Miles! | Sailing the Skinny Channels of the Inside Passage to Alaska

Episode 7: Sailing into Alaska | Fast Sailing Exposed to Pacific Ocean & Thong Weather Returns!

Episode 8: Sailing to Ketchikan | Lots of Whales, Clearing Customs, and Heading into the Wild!

Episode 9: Sailing Off The Beaten Track in Alaska | Rounding Cape Decision, Fog, & Night Sailing

Episode 10: Sail to Ski in Alaska | Backcountry Skiing From a Sailboat on Baranof Island, AK

Episode 11: Skiing an Avalanche Path from a Sailboat! | Alaskan Sailboat Based Backcountry Skiing

Episode 12: Awesome Sailing in the Alaskan Inside Passage | Ep. 12 | North to Glacier Bay!

Episode 13: Sailing into GLACIER BAY | Icy Strait, Night Sailing, & Stealing Wi-Fi from Cruise Ships

Episode 14: Sail to Ski in Glacier Bay National Park! | Fun Summer Skiing in Alaska

Episode 15: Amazing Sailing in Glacier Bay! | Whales, Mountains, Ice, and Bananas That Refuse to Ripen!

Episode 16: Spicy Sailing to Juneau, Alaska | Whales Everywhere, Squalls, and Arriving in the Big City!

Episode 17: House Sized Ice Bergs and Solo Sailing in Alaska | The Inside Passage: Juneau to Tracy Arm