nomadwilly wrote:"We're doing Baranof Island via Rocky Pass first. Then later this summer we'll do Chichagof via Juneau. After that*** ....winter. Maybe Baja. You been down there Walt?
Admiralty, Baranoff & Chichagof, known as the ABC islands, are my favorite places on the planet. I've been all through SE Alaska 5 or 6 times (by float plane & boat) but my favorite area is around Sitka, Angoon and Juneau. The ABCs form a rain shadow and the rainfall is no where near as heavy as other parts of SE Alaska. If you get anywhere near Angoon, pull in to the cove but don't bother with Angoon. Rather, anchor your boat and take the dinghy to Whalers Cove Lodge. (If they have room, you can tie Willy up at their docks.) Tell Dick and Sharon Powers I sent you and "beg"
to be included in their evening meal.* ( I've seen other cruisers pull in and eat with us on several occasions.) There are no better people in this world than Dick & Sharon and their fish camp is the best. (IMHO) Whalers Cove is roughly 100 miles from just about everything, Juneau, Sitka and Petersburg. That's why the fishing is so good. Boats from those three towns can't make it there and back in
a day.***** Whalers Cove
My brother and I have cruised the length of the Sea of Cortez 3 times and I have flown in to Cabo San Lucas and fished the* East Cape several times for Marlin. Twice in my company's Citation. Although the fishing is excellent and the water temp is perfect for diving over the side when at anchor, the scenery doesn't hold a candle to SE Alaska.
I know your dad used to teach school in Angoon and possibly you lived there at one time
but it's not high on my "things to see" list. (Angoon, that is.)
-- Edited by SeaHorse II on Sunday 13th of February 2011 02:16:35 PM