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Back to Ketchikan, drop Barb and prepare for the return to Canada

A relaxing departure time, after Coffee and kayaking around looking for starfish (Tonia's Pastime as of late) we departed our calm anchorage with the goal of making Ketchikan. In a mere six hours we had fueled up the boats and taken a slip in Bar Harbor. A relaxing evening out to dinner and a couple of drinks to celebrate our loop through Alaska being nearly completed.

The good news is that our moorage is close to Safeway. We heard a rumor that Canada may open it's borders for marine travelers, so with a bit of research we discovered that we needed to be vaccinated (check) and we needed a negative COVID test within 72 hours of checking into the customs office. We found a place close by in the parking lot of the ferry terminal and we waited in line for over an hour to be tested.

Great fun. It was raining as well. We had plenty of time to study for our test.

We scurried around to get the provisioning done and documents collected to cross into Canada and crossed our fingers that we could go through Canada and stop and visit as opposed to being a transit boat that is quarantined and must continue through the country with no interaction with the natives. In the case the natives are friendly mostly.

We fired up the engines at 6:00 AM and headed south for Prince Rupert for the customs dock.

Technical Data:

Snug Harbor to Bar Harbor South Ketchikan

Time: 5 h 49 m ( 10:46 to 16:35 ) Distance: 37.71 nm

Fuel: 10.60 Gallons Fuel Rate: 1.82 GPH Fuel Economy: 3.56 NM/G

Avg Speed: 6.65 kn Max Speed: 9.58 kn

Engine Runtime Start: 2827.00 Hours Runtime End: 2832.50 Hours Fuel: 10.60 Gallons Fuel Rate: 1.82 GPH Fuel Rate Max: 6.71 GPH Avg RPM: 1198.98 Max RPM: 1650.25 Avg Oil Pressure: 50.57 Low Oil Pressure: 1.16 Avg Temperature: 185.59 Max Temperature: 194.00

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