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Seven Days in Kenai Fjords Natl Park



Just got back from first outing of the year, spent 7 days in Kenai Fjords Natl. Park area -- Aialik Bay and Northwestern Fjord. Lights winds so no "sailing" but had a great time with lots of whales (including what we think was a Blue whale), seals, bears and more.

More trip photos here.

For those that get Good Old Boat magazine my Omega 36 Cirrus is on the cover for the July/Aug issue -- my 15 minutes have arrived!
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Re: Seven Days in Kenai Fjords Natl Park

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Re: Seven Days in Kenai Fjords Natl Park

I went kayaking in Aialik Bay for a week back in the late '80s. I saw my first bald eagles, salmon runs, and grizzly bears, paddled through ice soup, played hide and seek with the seals, fished for my dinner and basically lived in a beer commerical. All that was missing was the Swedish Bikini Team! This was before the cruise boats put the Bay on their visit list; the only signs of human life were a couple of park service cabins and a ranger station in the bay. And the rangers were happy for the company. We let them share our beer and Jack Daniels, they let us sleep on the floor of their cabin (it was raining pretty hard and our tent leaked like a sieve). Here are two pictures from my long ago vacation: me paddling through the mess around Aialik glacier, and us camping right near the same pile of ice. This was in the summer.

Congrats on the cover! Enjoy those 15 minutes.
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Re: Seven Days in Kenai Fjords Natl Park

Just got my issue of GOB, great shot of Cirrus!

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Re: Seven Days in Kenai Fjords Natl Park

Beaut photos.
I could not cope in anything cooler than a North Queensland winter [25 deg C]

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Born & lived in AK and IMHO the most beautiful place on Earth......... Maine is no AK but for cruising it works well... Did you go swimming..

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What a great vacation. One of my bucket list items is to cruise Alaska and also Norway/Denmark/Sweden to visit the Fjords. Hey who says it has to be tropical to be paradise, right?

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Great pic! Thanks for posting them.
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Re: Seven Days in Kenai Fjords Natl Park

Hi Sailak,
Pictures are great, but looks brrrrrr to me.
I'm intrigued with your lazy jack sail cover set up. Do you have any pics that show how it is constructed? I've made my own, still have a few glitches and need to remake it.
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Re: Seven Days in Kenai Fjords Natl Park

Thanks.

The lazy jack system is made by Mack Sails and is called the Mack Pack.

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