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Near COLLISION and The FEARED Dixon Entrance Back to Canada | Ep. 24 | Inside Passage Sailing


Location: Alaska
Latitude: 64.20000000
Longitude: -149.49000000
Published: 10 Feb 2023

Ahoy! In this one, we leave Alaska and cross back into Canada. The rightfully feared Dixon Entrance that is exposed to the full brunt of the North Pacific Ocean is gentle on us as we rage across the border and on to Prince Rupert, Canada. While the wind was a bit light at times, we took advantage of the slow sailing and caught a salmon.

Before we leave Alaska, we do an emergency tack to avoid a large commercial fishing boat that had no one on the helm!!!! The fishing boat was coming up our port side while we were under sail, but we when we realized it was not giving way, we jumped into action to avoid the impending collision. The skipper did radio us after to apologize when he realized what he had done!

While it was sad to leave the incredible Alaska behind, it was great to start the new chapter of the trip down the British Columbia coast.

Thanks so much for watching, and if you missed earlier episodes from this series, you can find them below!

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

Episode 18: Leaving The Ice Behind in Alaska | Solo Sailing In Stephan Passage

Episode 19: How Solo Sailing Affects Me | Reflections on a Week Alone in Alaska

Episode 20: New Crew, Chill Sailing, and Great Fishing in Alaska | Petersburg to Clarence Strait

Episode 21: Fun in the Sun in Alaska! | Sailing with Friends Down The Inside Passage

Episode 22: Ruckus Alaskan Sailing, Kelp Whips & Fond Farewells | Sailing into Ketchikan

Episode 23: Solo Sailing Around Ketchikan, AK | Inside Passage Meanderings & The Arrival of New Crew