In my Klepper folding kayak, with sailboat Avalon moored at the Brothers Islands, with Admiralty Island in the background, Stephen’s Passage, Southeast Alaska, Alaska.
In my Klepper folding kayak, with sailboat Avalon moored at the Brothers Islands, with Admiralty Island in the background, Stephen’s Passage, Southeast Alaska, Alaska, USA.
My Alaskan partner and I worked together at a salmon cannery in the fishing town, Petersburg on Mitkof Island. We bought a 26 ft gaff cutter from an English boat builder who sailed it to Alaska from Oregon. My partner Anne, named it “Avalon”, because of a special interest in Arthurian legends. I then bought a Klepper Aerius 1 folding kayak from a local high-school teacher who did kayaking trips to the Arctic every summer with her fellow high-school teacher husband. I was now fully equipped to explore Southeast Alaska with my partner. The Brothers Islands is a pair of small islands in Stephen’s Passage a short distance from Admiralty Island. It is a beautiful, safe anchorage, with a commanding view of Stephen’s Passage and humpback whales commonly frequent the area. There is a Steller sea lion haul-out a short distance from the islands, where I saw many entertaining performances by those most endearing of sea creatures.
- © 2013 Duncan Murrell
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