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Selkie summer and autumn of 2003
In August we sailed with Luna to Admiralty Island, a bear sanctuary near Juneau. Our sisters, Beth and Kim, visiting from down south, came with us. We had excellent summer weather, which allowed us to swim in the creek and ocean. We saw plenty of wildlife, but only one bear, which came by very late one night. It took us about two days to work our way over in light winds. Each night we anchored someplace new to gather on the beach or aboard Luna for dinner.
Once at Admiralty, the marine weather forecast called for a big blow, so we worked our way through the shoals to the mouth of a creek, where we secured all anchors. The blow wasn't bad at all, but we were snug! The good weather lasted till after we sailed home to Juneau. The next weekend it blew "like all the trumpets of the morn," as Gordon Bok put it.
Have you ever seen a fog bow? I didn't even know there was such a thing until one autumn morning when I went out to check the boat . . . .
These are the good weather photos. We had some pretty bad storms, when we were just too busy to take any photos. Both Selkie and Roan got pretty beat up. Lots to do in the boat shop this winter!
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