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