Illywhacker lived in Cordova harbour
at 61N, 145W for 21 fabulous months. From there we cruised
Prince William Sound, learned how to winterise a yacht for
below freezing temperatures and settled in easily to life
in a small fishing village.
Here are a few photos around Cordova and the Sound.
Leaving Cordova - June 2002
After settling in nicely to Cordova, a great fishing town in Alaska
we are having some trouble adjusting to life requiring us
to be at sea again, something which most of our cruising friends
suffer from. In fact we are still in port, all geared up but
watching the weather charts and listening to forecasts, ready
to untie for the last time. It is a sad time for us. We have
made many wonderful friends who we must leave behind, they
realise they live in the world's best natural environment
and wisely see no reason to go anywhere else. Curiously too
we have discovered that we like the pace of life in a small
town and our plans for finally "dropping the hook"
may have to include an Australian "Cordova".
we need to do now however, is to cross the Gulf of Alaska
and enter the Inside Passage, one of the treasures of the
cruising world. Although just a 400 mile crossing, the Gulf
deserves great respect so we'll be waiting for a favourable
outlook before we leave. Once inside, the journey will be
very pleasant, maybe we'll even find another new place we
just can't go past!
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