Saturday, July 25, 2009

#49 - Auke Bay-Juneau to Taku Harbor

We stayed and played until late afternoon in Auke Bay. Then returned the Rent-A-Wreck and departed for Taku Harbor, located about 20 miles south of Juneau. It is a 3½ hour motor around Douglass Island then south into Stephens Passage. Taku is an Alaska State improved park with about 400 feet of dock space plus a large anchorage. It's Saturday, near to Juneau, sunshiny, and so room at the dock will be hard to find.

Our route to Taku Harbor

After an uneventful cruise, we arrive about 7:30PM, note the absence of dock space, and drop anchor with about eight other boats. We also drop our crab traps near last year's hot spot. It was mid-June last year when we collected a huge haul of crabs, but that was just before the commercial crab season had opened. We note many commercial crab floats dotting the surface.

The Taku dock is full, so we anchor instead.

Even the anchorage is busy.

We're already thinking about tomorrow. It's another long day of cruising into Tracy Arm up to Sawyer Glacier. Last year we were stopped by the thick ice flow 3miles from the face. We'll see what happens tomorrow.

Sunset at Taku.

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